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Definition Edit

An insider attack is an attack by

legitimate users of computer systems who use their knowledge of that system to circumvent computer security protection measures.[1]

Overview Edit

"Insider attacks can affect all components of a computer system. Because of their knowledge of the computer system, an organization's computer security practices, and plausible access requirements, insider attacks can be perpetrated with little personal risk."[2]

References Edit

  1. The Electronic Intrusion Threat to National Security and Emergency Preparedness Telecommunications: An Awareness Document.
  2. Report on the NS/EP Implications of Intrusion Detection Technology Research and Development, at 9.

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