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Insider Threat

An insider is any person holding authorised access to or knowledge of an organisation’s resources, including personnel, facilities, information, equipment, networks, and systems. Access and knowledge may stem from a current or past relationship with the organisation.

Examples of an insider may include a person:

  • the organisation trusts, including employees and other organisation stakeholders e.g. Part-time employee

  • supplied a computer and/or network access e.g. Charity Volunteer

  • active in the development of an organisation’s products and services e.g. Marketing Agency

  • who is knowledgeable about the organisation’s fundamentals e.g. Auditor

  • who is knowledgeable about the organisation’s business strategy, goals and future plans e.g. Director

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