Managing the Insider Threat: No Dark Corners by Nick Catrantzos

By Nick Catrantzos

An adversary who assaults a company from inside of can end up deadly to the association and is usually impervious to traditional defenses. Drawn from the findings of an award-winning thesis, coping with the Insider possibility: No darkish Corners is the 1st entire source to exploit social technological know-how learn to provide an explanation for why conventional equipment fail opposed to those belief betrayers. during this groundbreaking e-book, writer Nick Catrantzos identifies new administration, defense, and office innovations for categorizing and defeating insider threats.

The booklet starts off with challenge definition and learn findings that result in the "No darkish Corners" technique for addressing insider threats. With those foundational underpinnings, the booklet then examines brokers of switch in the workplace—namely, key avid gamers in positions to successfully help or undermine the No darkish Corners procedure, together with company sentinels and leaders affecting program of this technique.

From there, the writer is going directly to research key parts the place No darkish Corners-style engagement could make a distinction within the means an establishment counters insider threats—through rethinking historical past investigations, spotting deception, and utilizing lawful disruption. relocating steadily from the theoretical to the sensible in utilising the method inside of an organizational framework, the ebook appears at implementation demanding situations and gives a framework for introducing new insider protection insights into an organization.

Each bankruptcy bargains inquiries to stimulate dialogue and workouts or difficulties compatible for staff initiatives. This functional source allows these charged with retaining a company from inner threats to avoid those predators earlier than they jeopardize the office and sabotage enterprise operations.

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After all, as organizational consultant Stephen Covey has observed, suspicion can generate the behaviors that managers and leaders are defending against, thus fostering a collusive environment of distrust. 28 Extending the copilot and cockpit metaphor from the preceding discussion on probation, however, offers an answer to this apparent contradiction. In line with the cultural shift to internal team monitoring, every team member becomes not an inquisitor but a copilot. ”29 The copilot maintains a vested interest in maintaining safe altitude and air speed and in arriving on schedule at the right destination.

Similarly, an infiltrator sent into an organization to attack it will be unlikely to draw attention by amassing bad debts that set off financial responsibility alarms, assuming a credit report is even requested or studied as part of the background investigation. 18 Insulating the infiltrator even more from what such background investigations uncover is that the infiltrator is already under the control and sponsorship of a primary, albeit undisclosed, employer: the attacker. Thus, the infiltrator is seeking employment not so much for monetary or professional reward as for access to an assigned target.

S Navy and of Walker’s subsequent recruitment of family and friends to continue providing a stream of classified material for Walker to sell long after Walker had retired from military service. V. Cherkasin, Spy Handler: The True Story of the Man who Recruited Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames, New York: Basic Books, 2005, p. 27. P. Wright, Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer, New York: Viking, 1987, p. 301. T. J. Waters, Class 11: Inside the CIA’s First Post-9/11 Spy Class, New York: Dutton, 2006, 81.

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