All organizations are vulnerable to insider threats, whether it is a careless employee unintentionally clicking on a phishing email or a disgruntled staffer revealing classified information to a competitor. However, the harm from these threat actors can be substantial, from shaken consumer confidence to millions of dollars ...
"The American public has grown increasingly accustomed to the revelation of national security secrets, and leakers are lauded as heroes exposing government abuses," writes INSA senior intelligence adviser Charlie Allen. "In doing so, society marginalizes the detrimental impact to national security."
"The data breach of the Office of Personnel Management could affect more than 20 million Americans. Yet the true magnitude of this breach lies in the seemingly infinite ways it has compromised our national security," says Security Policy Reform Council Chair Charlie Allen in a July 2015 op-ed for FedScoop.