Trade and Security
Volkswagen and the Real Insider Threat
Insider threats rightly occupy a significant portion of the public discussion (and private debate inside corporations and government agencies) about cybersecurity. The company employee who intentionally or inadvertently releases sensitive information can cause as much damage as the Russian organized crime group or the Chinese military unit that steals information for profit or to further national political objectives. Just ask former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, who had to deal with the fallout from Edward Snowden’s unprecedented leaks of classified information.