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Strategic Intelligence Management by Simeon Yates, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 3

We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us

Insider Threat and Its Challenge to National Security

Gregory B. Saathoff, Troy Nold and Christopher P. Holstege

Introduction

When he wrote “We have met the enemy, and he is us” in 1970, the cartoonist Walt Kelly paraphrased United States Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s 1813 naval victory statement by simply replacing the word “ours” with “us.” In a new millennium of national security challenge, we suggest yet another change of pronouns, from “he” to “they” (Oppel and Bowley, 2012). Indeed, attacks by people with privileged access to an organization’s systems and resources are a serious threat faced by all industries and sectors today. The consequences of insider threat include not only financial ...

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