Insider Threat. Definition, Types, Examples and Prevention Strategies

What Is an Insider Threat?

According to the , the malicious insiders’ motivations can be personal or organizational

Personal Factors


Greed or Need: A belief that can fix anything. Excessive debt or overwhelming expenses.

Anger/Revenge: Disgruntlement to the point of wanting to retaliate against the organization.

Problems at work: A lack of recognition, disagreements with co-workers or managers, dissatisfaction with the job, a pending layoff. […]

Ego/Self-image: An “above the rules” attitude, or desire to repair wounds to their self-esteem. to flattery

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