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Department of informatics, Copenhagen Business School Working Paper Series, Department of informatics, Copenhagen Business School

No 2006-11:
Overcoming the insider

Robert Willison and Mikko Siponen

Abstract: Employee computer crime represents a substantial threat for organisations. Yet information security researchers and practitioners currently lack a clear understanding of how these crimes are perpetrated, which, as a consequence, hinders security efforts. We argue that recent developments in criminology can assist in addressing the insider threat. More specifically, we demonstrate how an approach, entitled Situational Crime Prevention, can not only enhance an understanding of employee computer crime, but also strengthen security practices which are designed to address this problem.

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JEL-Codes: G30; (follow links to similar papers)

18 pages, January 1, 2006

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