The Insider Threat: A Growing ConcernResearcher Randy Trzeciak Analyzes the Latest Trends, Offers Fraud Detection Advice
As companies lay off employees and deal with financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, they're also facing an increase in the number of insider fraud incidents, says Randy Trzeciak, director of the National Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
"The motivators of an insider who eventually goes on to harm an organization is someone who is trying to overcome financial need or financial stress," Trzeciak says.
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Trzeciak also discusses:
- How insider fraud schemes have evolved in recent months;
- How to design a good insider fraud detection program;
- Ways to take a "defense-in-depth" approach to mitigating insider fraud.
As director of the National Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Trzeciak heads a team focusing on insider threat research, threat analysis and modeling, assessments and training. He has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering, focusing on database design, development and maintenance. In addition to his role at CERT, he is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College, Graduate School of Information Systems and Management.