Taking Stock and Looking Forward – An Outsider’s Perspective on the Insider Threat

  • Jeffrey Hunker
Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 39)


Despite considerable work over the last decade, the research community has made little overall progress in solving or even reducing the insider threat. This conclusion stems not from lack of research quality but rather from lack of a framework to understand exactly what problem we are trying to solve. In this chapter I suggest that there are some fundamental questions relating to the insider threat that either have not been posed, or have been posed without sufficient rigor to motivate work towards meaningful solutions. Among these questions are:


Security Policy Malicious Code National Crime Victimization Survey Inside Attack Inside Activity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Hunker
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  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh

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