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Best Practices Against Insider Threats in All Nations

August 2013 Technical Note
Lori Flynn, Carly L. Huth, Randall F. Trzeciak, Palma Buttles-Valdez

In this report, the authors summarize best practices for mitigating insider threats in international contexts.


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Based on its analysis of more than 700 case studies, the CERT® Insider Threat Center recommends 19 best practices for preventing, detecting, and responding to harm from insider threats. This technical note summarizes each practice, explains its importance, and provides an international policy perspective on the practice. Every nation can use this paper as a succinct educational guide to stopping insider threats and an exploration of international policy issues related to insider threats.