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Your passport to insider risk: Brazil’s Secret Sanctuary for Russian Spies

In startling revelations, the intricate web of international spies has woven its way into Brazil. Recent investigations have uncovered a series of covert operations orchestrated by Russian Intelligence agents under false Brazilian identities. The cases of Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, Mikhail Mikushi and Gerhard Daniel Campos Wittich, shed light on the nature of Russian infiltration in […]

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Trouble on Wall Street: How Insider Risk Affects Financial Institutions

In the financial services sector, insiders have been a longstanding problem. In the past, it was individual crooks or gangs making alliances with disgruntled bank tellers, security guards, and vulnerable employees. However, in today’s information age, the situation is even more dangerous. Insiders now have extensive knowledge of their organisation’s practices, systems, and applications, allowing […]

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Factsheet: Insider Risk Assessment

In recent years many organisations have invested in strengthening their security defences. But as defences become stronger, external actors are increasingly using insiders to achieve their goals. By possessing extensive access and knowledge of an organisation’s critical systems, data and infrastructure, employees, freelancers and suppliers, are an attractive method of attack. Find out how vulnerable […]

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Factsheet: Insider Risk in the Financial Sector

The financial services sector is the main engine of our economy. Organisations within this sector vary widely in size, presence and services. Most of these organisations are equally entrusted with highly sensitive personal information, profitable to external and internal actors. Substantial threats to these organisations can ultimately lead to severe financial losses, fines and reputational […]

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The Organizational Culture as Cause and Solution for Insider Threats

Expert Call with Mauel Kaptein The bad barrel approach holds that unethical behavior in organizations is not only caused by bad people (the bad apples), but also by the organization itself (the barrel). This also holds for insider threats. But how does the organization create insider threats? In this webinar we explore how the corporate […]

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Why Hostile Work Environments Provoke Insider Risk

When employees go rogue, hostile work environments might be part of the cause By Scott Dust & Elsine van Os In Psychology Today One year ago, Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old Saudi aviation student studying at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, shot and killed three U.S. Navy Sailors. Last week, the 260-page investigation was […]

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Ports: Securing from the Inside Out

  Highlights Recent years have seen a strengthening of the power and position of the drug industry and illegal activities in Europe.  Criminals cannot operate without insider knowledge and legitimate access.  A focus on insiders threat in ports and insider risk management will have multiple effects: caring for your employees; minimizing the opportunity for insiders; […]

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Two-Front War: Biotechnology’s fight against COVID-19 and Nation State Attackers

  Highlights Geopolitical tensions are played out in the biotech research frontlines. Sector Vulnerabilities: balancing IP protection with third party accesses Legitimate gains? Obtaining insider access to IP through foreign direct investment (FDI) and nontraditional collectors Insider threats within biotechnology pose risks for organizations…and society. Are governments and organizations ready to manage these risks, especially […]

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A Formula for Insider Risk Management in the Chemicals Sector

Highlights Almost 30% of industry turnover depends on trade secrets, although at the company level that percentage can reach 80-100% when the trade secret is the foundation of the product or process differentiation. Companies have lost tens of millions, sometimes hundreds of millions, in research investments in recent trade secret theft cases. Classify, compartmentalize and […]

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