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Insider Threat: A Guide to Understanding, Detecting, and Defending Against the Enemy from Within by Julie Mehan

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CHAPTER 6: BEST PRACTICES, CONTROLS AND QUICK WINS

Innovation and best practices can be sown throughout an organization – but only when they fall on fertile ground.*Marcus Buckingham98

It may be possible to stop the employee who could become an insider threat, but it is not a simple problem. It requires a layered approach, incorporating policies, procedures and technical controls. Organizations must realize that this is not an IT issue, but rather a reflection of overall business processes, organizational culture, and the underlying technologies. There are also some quick, but potentially high impact, fixes that can be applied as organizations ramp up to a more comprehensive insider threat program.

Preventing all insider threats may not be ...

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