COVID-19 , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management

Pandemic Creates 'Perfect Storm' for Insider Threat

Researcher Randy Trzeciak on How to Monitor and Mitigate Heightened Risks
Randy Trzeciak of CERT Insider Threat Center, CMU

A global pandemic. A remote workforce. Economic uncertainty. These are key ingredients to fuel the insider threat. Randy Trzeciak of the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University offers tips for monitoring risky behavior and creating positive incentives to reduce risk.

See Also: A CISO’s Guide to Rethinking Insider Risk

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Trzeciak discusses:

  • Insider threat red flags to watch;
  • How to monitor a remote workforce;
  • Implementing incentives to reduce risk.

Trzeciak is the insider threat research team technical lead in the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University's CERT. he 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.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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