The insider threat : a problem wrapped in perplexity

Renaud, Karen (2024) The insider threat : a problem wrapped in perplexity. FutureScot.

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The insider threat is a real problem for modern organisations. The human is undeniably a lot harder to secure than technical parts of the socio-technical system. The traditional approach is to formulate policies, disseminate them during awareness drives, and mandating compliance. When someone makes a mistake like clicking on a phishing message, they are sent for retraining. This approach relies on two assumptions: (1) knowing=doing, and (2) compliance will reduce the insider threat.