Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity Involving Fraud in the U.S. Financial Services Sector
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
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This report describes a new insider threat study funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security DHS Science and Technology Directorate ST in collaboration with the U.S. Secret Service USSS and the CERT Insider Threat Center, part of Carnegie Mellon University s Software Engineering Institute. Researchers extracted technical and behavioral patterns from 67 insider and 13 external fraud cases all 80 cases occurred between 2005 and the present. Using this information, we developed insights and risk indicators of malicious insider activity within the banking and finance sector. This information is intended to help private industry, government, and law enforcement more effectively prevent, deter, detect, investigate, and manage insider threats in this sector.
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