Five Insider Threat Profiles

Cybersecurity research by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), The Department of Defense’s Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC), and other sophisticated insider risk teams focused on the psychology of insiders. Their research reveals patterns of employee behaviors, stressors, and personality traits frequently observed through various attacks.

This research enables SIEM and UEBA vendors to update their threat models to look for indicators of malicious insider behavior. This eBook describes each insider threat profile’s characteristic behaviors, actions, and valuable analytical indicators. Security teams should familiarize themselves with these threat profiles as they occur repeatedly and detecting potential insider threats early can mitigate extensive damage to the organization.

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