After traveling the past 4 weeks non-stop, with barely enough time to figure out what time zone I'm actually in....I'm back with another installment of Insider Threat. Today we'll discuss the motivators for why this is happening. Let's get started!
"Why Mr. Bond......thank you for your service."
I had the opportunity to attend a session recently, delivered by H. Keith Melton, noted author and instructor at the CICentre.com. He mentioned during his presentation that there are currently more intelligence operatives out of work now, then ever before in the history of the world. How is that possible? Well, the Cold War is pretty much over, and you have a lot of people trained in these various skills, whose service is no longer required. To the best of my knowledge, mortgage payments and water bills don't stop simply because Mr. Bond is "pursuing opportunities outside the agency." Like you and me, these guys have mouths to feed, so they often turn to a role that is not only easier, but also much more lucrative: Industrial Espionage. It's really just a matter of asking yourself the question, "Does the risk equal the reward?" and sadly enough, it does.
"What's my motivation, Mr. DeMille?"
In order to be successful in their attempts, insiders need 4 items:
NEXT TIME: Insider Threat continues with: "The Target: What Are They After??"
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