Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit: Insider Threat
We often think of cyber threats as coming from an anonymous criminal, hundreds of miles away behind a computer screen. However, current and former employees who have intimate and valuable knowledge about a company are also capable of committing a cyber crime.
An insider threat occurs when a current or former employee, contractor, or business partner who has or had authorized access to an organization’s network, system, or data intentionally misuses that access in a manner to commit a cybercrime.