Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Governance & Risk Management , Insider Threat

The Insider Threat: A Growing Concern

Researcher Randy Trzeciak Analyzes the Latest Trends, Offers Fraud Detection Advice
Randy Trzeciak, director of the National Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University

As companies lay off employees and deal with financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, they're also facing an increase in the number of insider fraud incidents, says Randy Trzeciak, director of the National Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

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"The motivators of an insider who eventually goes on to harm an organization is someone who is trying to overcome financial need or financial stress," Trzeciak says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Trzeciak also discusses:

  • How insider fraud schemes have evolved in recent months;
  • How to design a good insider fraud detection program;
  • Ways to take a "defense-in-depth" approach to mitigating insider fraud.

As director of the National Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Trzeciak heads a team focusing on insider threat research, threat analysis and modeling, assessments and training. He has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering, focusing on database design, development and maintenance. In addition to his role at CERT, he is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College, Graduate School of Information Systems and Management.


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is Associate Editor at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.




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