Former FBI cyber unit chief Tim Ryan sees mounting dangers from the insider, acknowledging undiscerning employees who don't follow proper processes can cause devastation. But he says the actions of those with malicious intent can be more catastrophic.
Prompted by the WikiLeaks breach, President Obama has issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to implement minimum standards to protect vast amounts of classified data on government computers, networks and systems from insiders.
An Obama administration memo, issued by U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner, cautions federal agencies that interfering with e-mails used by government employees to unveil misconduct could be unlawful.
Increasingly, social engineers target unwitting insiders to plunder organizations' financial and intellectual assets. How can you prevent these and traditional inside attacks? CMU's Dawn Cappelli offers tips.
NIST's latest guidance adds controls that reflect the rapidly changing computing environment, but the fundamentals of implementing controls haven't changed, Senior Fellow Ross says in a video interview.