Governance & Risk Management , Insider Threat

Insider Threat Mitigation: Sanctions and Incentives

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.

See Also: The Hidden Threat: Understanding Insider Risks

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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Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Former Director, Banking and Payments

Holland focused on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times.

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