Accession Number:

ADA610364

Title:

Unintentional Insider Threats: A Review of Phishing and Malware Incidents

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The research documented in this paper seeks to advance the understanding of the unintentional insider threat UIT that results from phishing and other social engineering cases, specifically those involving malicious software malware. The research team collected and analyzed publicly reported phishing cases and performed an initial analysis of the industry sectors impacted by this type of incident. This paper provides that analysis as well as case examples and potential recommendations for mitigating UITs stemming from phishing and other social engineering incidents. The paper also compares security offices current practice of UIT monitoring in the current manufacturing and healthcare industries practice of tracking near misses of adverse events.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE