Cyber Committee Explores the Insider Threat

July 15, 2013

The AFCEA Cyber Committee’s latest white paper is now available to download online. Titled “Insider Threat: Protecting U.S. Business Secrets and Sensitive Information,” the paper focuses on raising risk awareness by highlighting current issues and outlining continuous challenges.

A subcommittee of members with private and public sector experience collected input from organizations in the retail, financial, U.S. government contracting, telecommunications and manufacturing industries. They identified the successful elements of insider threat programs to share with organizations that are just becoming aware of the problem. Common to established initiatives were organizational structures that include a person responsible for formalized deter, detect and mitigation programs; the use of automated monitoring tools; and an emphasis on education and awareness.

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