The Enemy Within? The Connection between Insider Threat and Terrorism

D. BaMaung, David McIlhatton, Murdo MacDonald, R. Beattie

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Abstract

While the threat from terrorism has gained widespread acknowledgment over the last decade, the infiltration of organizations by “terrorist” insiders has not, and the potential dangers these individuals present has not been fully explored. There is a need to understand the wider aspects of insider threats, including motivations and attack methodologies, and to be able to demonstrate the potential devastation that could be caused. Organizations can attempt to mitigate the potential for insider infiltration by both terrorist and other hostile actors, and if such individuals were within an organization, there are procedures and strategies that can be employed to prevent exploitation of existing organizational vulnerabilities and detection of insiders. This article provides an informed and new approach to the connection between insider threat and terrorism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-150
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
Volume41
Issue number2
Early online date27 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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BaMaung, D. ; McIlhatton, David ; MacDonald, Murdo ; Beattie, R. / The Enemy Within? The Connection between Insider Threat and Terrorism. In: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 2018 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 133-150.
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