National Interests: Priorities and Security
 

Insider threats and preventive methods

Vol. 14, Iss. 7, JULY 2018

Received: 27 December 2017

Received in revised form: 20 January 2018

Accepted: 16 February 2018

Available online: 16 July 2018

Subject Heading: THREATS AND SECURITY

JEL Classification: D20, E24, O15

Pages: 1348–1359

https://doi.org/10.24891/ni.14.7.1348

Dadalko V.A. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
antikrizis1@bk.ru

ORCID id: not available

Ivashkina A.V. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
aivashckina@mail.ru

ORCID id: not available

Importance Human factor plays an important role in the corporate security system, influencing a possibility of direct and indirect losses due to ineffective managerial decisions, technological setbacks, incorrect arrangement of business processes, unpredictable and inadequate actions of the personnel, etc.
Objectives The research analyzes principal threats to corporate insider security and methods for mitigating them.
Methods The research employs general scientific and special-purpose methods of scientific cognition, such as observation, data collection, dialectical analysis, synthesis, classification, comparison and generalization.
Results We systematize and analyze certain types of insider security threats and identify the main measures to counteract such threats, describe the specifics of applying counteraction methods. The article illustrates the role of employees as a factor igniting insider threats, mechanisms for counting the threats and hands-on experience in implementation of the methods.
Conclusions and Relevance It is vital for any entity to devise mechanisms for countering insider threats, which will depend on its size, life cycle, type of activity, etc. Nowadays, entities strive to improve the effectiveness of personnel performance and reduce insider threats through innovative tools. Innovative technologies for mitigation of insider threats are expected to enhance corporate security management.

Keywords: personnel, insider threat, counteraction method, insider risk, control

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