The company you work for has a very strict “print only if necessary” policy and mobile phone use is discouraged in the office. Last night you noticed a colleague stayed late at the office printing a lot of proprietary documents. This morning you noticed the same person in a dark corner talking on a mobile phone in a hushed voice. On your lunch break, you see the same person talking to an employee of a competitor company.
What do these indications suggest about the person?
A. The employee isn’t doing anything suspicious
B. The employee might be looking for a new job
C. The employee is just having a bad day
D. The employee is a possible insider threat
The correct answer is D.
An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices, data and computer systems. The threat may involve fraud, the theft of confidential or commercially valuable information, the theft of intellectual property or the sabotage of computer systems.
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