September declared first-ever National Insider Threat Awareness Month

Insider Threat Awareness Month

This year Insider Threat has its own dedicated month to spread awareness and improve defenses. 

The US National Counterintelligence and Security Center named September as National Insider Threat Awareness Month, with the goal of spreading the word about this common but often overlooked security threat. 

All organizations are vulnerable to insider threats from employees who may use their authorized access to facilities, personnel or information to harm their organizations – intentionally or unintentionally,” said William Evanina, a former FBI and CIA official who heads the counterintelligence center.

“The harm can range from negligence, such as failing to secure data or clicking on a spear-phishing link, to malicious activities like theft, sabotage, espionage, unauthorized disclosure of classified information or even violence,” Evanina said.

(More information: Reuters) – The office of the top U.S. counterintelligence official is launching a campaign to alert government employees, contractors and the general public to “serious risks” of security breaches or violence posed by “insiders.”

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