Insider Threat Mitigation: Sanctions and Incentives

Governance , Insider Threat

Michael Theis of CERT Insider Threat Center on Best Practices

Michael Theis, chief counterintelligence expert, Carnegie Mellon University, CERT Insider Threat Center

The battle against insider threats requires a balance of sanctions and incentives, says Michael Theis of the CERT Insider Threat Center.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group’s recent Cybersecurity Summit in Toronto, Theis discusses:

  • The three types of positive incentives to mitigate insider threats;
  • Why organizational support of an individual is so critical;
  • Balancing sanctions and incentives.

Theis is chief counterintelligence expert at Carnegie Mellon’s CERT Insider Threat Center. He has more than 25 years of experience as a counterintelligence supervisory special agent supporting the U.S. intelligence community and more than 30 years of concurrent computer systems engineering experience.

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