The enemy within? The connection between insider threat and terrorism

David Bamaung, David McIllhatton, Colin McDonald, Rona Beattie

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    While the threat from terrorism has gained widespread acknowledgement 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 which can be employed to prevent exploitation of existing organizational vulnerabilities and detection of insiders. This paper provides an informed and new approach to the connection between insider threat and terrorism.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
    Volume41
    Issue number2
    Early online date27 Dec 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    • security
    • HRM
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    Bamaung, D., McIllhatton, D., McDonald, C., & Beattie, R. (2018). The enemy within? The connection between insider threat and terrorism. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 41(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2016.1249776
    Bamaung, David ; McIllhatton, David ; McDonald, Colin ; Beattie, Rona. / The enemy within? The connection between insider threat and terrorism. In: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 2018 ; Vol. 41, No. 2.
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    Bamaung, D, McIllhatton, D, McDonald, C & Beattie, R 2018, 'The enemy within? The connection between insider threat and terrorism', Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol. 41, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2016.1249776

    The enemy within? The connection between insider threat and terrorism. / Bamaung, David; McIllhatton, David; McDonald, Colin ; Beattie, Rona.

    In: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2018.

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