Understanding the Insider Cyber Threat

Our colleagues at WaterISAC have just published their latest public news brief.  ASDWA believes that their article on cybersecurity may be of interest to this readership as well.  Please read on for more information.

From the February 2012 edition of Inside Water Security:  The CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University conducts empirical research and analysis to develop and transition socio-technical solutions to combat insider cyber threats. In partnership with a broad range of government, industry, and academic institutions, the Insider Threat Center has developed an assessment framework based on fraud, theft of intellectual property, and IT sabotage data from over 700 cases that is used to help organizations identify their technical and nontechnical vulnerabilities to insider threats as well as executable countermeasures.

The CERT Insider Threat Center offer a number of valuable resources on its website, including insider threat workshops, published reports, modeling and simulation data, best practices, and vulnerability assessments. In January 2012, the Insider Threat Center released its newest publication, The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes.

For more information visit: http://www.cert.org/insider_threat/

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