Insider threat: It’s Not Just About Spies

Historical Perspective There’s been increased attention in the government and the private sector about the insider threat since the disclosures of classified information by Edward Snowden in 2013. The insider threat has historically been viewed from an espionage perspective, especially by the Department of Justice and the FBI. This was true during the Cold War as intelligence agencies on both

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Security Practices: Trust But Verify

Security Policies & Procedures Basic security policies and procedures are at the core of a sound security risk program. Former President Ronald Reagan popularized the phrase “trust but verify” when negotiating with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Although certainly not on the same scale, that phrase can be applied everyday to ensure we provide for

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Ethics: Don’t Reward Bad Behavior

Golden Parachute The CEO of United Airlines and two other senior executives stepped down in September of 2015 in the midst of a federal corruption probe and potential violations of the company’s code of ethics. Subsequently, CNBC reported that the United board of directors granted the CEO a $4.9 million termination settlement plus 60,000 shares of

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