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Organizational Security and the Insider Threat: Malicious, Negligent and Well-Meaning Insiders

There was a time when organizational security mainly focused upon keeping unwanted intruders out of the organization to prevent them from doing harm. As organizations turned to electronic rather than physical informational exchanges in order to improve their efficiencies and expand their scope, the organizational security mission broadened to encompass the new security challenges this shift presented. Today, the critical importance of electronic information exchanges in the operation of the organization means that the security lens now focuses also upon the custodians of exchanged data, those inside the organization in addition to those outside it.