Insights on the Insider Threat: Randy Trzeciak of Carnegie Mellon's CERT

By , February 25, 2009.
Insights on the Insider Threat: Randy Trzeciak of Carnegie Mellon's CERT
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We all know the risk of the insider threat is high, but what are the specific vulnerabilities for which organizations should be particularly vigilant?

In an exclusive interview, Randy Trzeciak of Carnegie Mellon's CERT program discusses recent insider threat research, including:

Patterns and trends of insider crimes;
Motives and means displayed in real insider cases;
What employers and staffs can do to prevent and detect crimes.

Trzeciak is currently a Senior Member of the Technical Staff for the Threat and Incident Management Team in the CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute. He is a member of a team in CERT focusing on insider threat research, including insider threat studies being conducted with the US Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, DOD's Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC), and Carnegie Mellon's CyLab.

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