Understanding Insider Threat: A Framework for Characterising Attacks

  title={Understanding Insider Threat: A Framework for Characterising Attacks},
  author={Jason R. C. Nurse and Oliver Buckley and Philip A. Legg and Michael Goldsmith and Sadie Creese and Gordon R. T. Wright and Monica T. Whitty},
  journal={2014 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops},
The threat that insiders pose to businesses, institutions and governmental organisations continues to be of serious concern. Recent industry surveys and academic literature provide unequivocal evidence to support the significance of this threat and its prevalence. Despite this, however, there is still no unifying framework to fully characterise insider attacks and to facilitate an understanding of the problem, its many components and how they all fit together. In this paper, we focus on this… CONTINUE READING
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