This book outlines courses of action that organizational leaders and HR professionals can take to minimize the risks associated with insider threats and to minimize the losses when these threats materialize. In addition to examining technical safeguards, it shows business leaders ways to continually assess employee performance and behaviors with an eye toward minimizing their organization’s vulnerability to insider threats.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What Is the Insider Threat? The Evolution of the Insider Threat. The Cyber Threat: The Technical Challenge. The Cyber Threat: The Human Challenge. The Insider Threat in the Cyber Age. The Inadequacy of the Employee Vetting Process. HR’s Role in Protecting Your Company from an Insider Threat. The Front-Line Supervisor’s Role in Protecting Against Insider Threats. The Co-Worker’s Role in Protecting the Enterprise. Company Leadership: The "Big Boss’s" Role in Protecting the Organization. A Brave New World. The Efficacy of Today’s Protections Against the Insider Threat. A Call to Action.
Cedric Leighton is a cyber security, strategic risk consultant and solutions broker with over 26 years of service to the U.S. intelligence community.
Amy Leighton is a human resources professional and owner of a resume writing and career coaching company.