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Nuclear Security and Safeguards Education Portal: Insider Threats

by Centre for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives on May 17, 2022
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Module Description: This module describes the insider threats facing an organization and analyzes the complex nature of insider threats. It also describes how organizations and individuals can secure themselves against this threat and prepare to respond if an attack occurs.

Prerequisites: Students taking this course should have first completed the NSSEP Physical Security Systems module to understand the basics of multi-path analysis and the Adversary Sequence Diagram as it relates to outsiders attempting to gain access to materials in a facility.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module students will have an understanding of who an insider is and the types of threats they pose to an organization. Students will also have basic knowledge regarding what motivates an insider to commit an attack and how to combat such attacks. Prominent historic cases of insider attacks will assist the student in visualizing these attacks in practice.

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