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4/9/2013
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Slide Show: 8 Egregious Examples Of Insider Threats

Real-world case studies from the CERT Insider Threat Center
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A financial engineer at a hedge fund organization managed to steal that company's crown jewels -- its trading algorithms -- in spite of very tight controls around that intellectual property. He managed to bypass those controls by using two virtual machines and eventually sending the information to his personal email account and to an external hard drive. He was discovered only due to additional controls IT had installed that allowed them to notice this employee had unusually large numbers of files on his system.

"You need to really think about how you configure your host-based controls so insiders can't evade them by using virtual machines," Cappelli says.

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Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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