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May 30, 2017

Insider Threats: A Worst Practices Guide to Preventing Leaks, Attacks, Theft, and Sabotage

Seminar with Matthew Bunn


Video Seminar: Took place on May 17, 2017, at CNS of MIIS in Monterey.

High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders — trusted employees with access to sensitive information, facilities, and materials. From Edward Snowden to the Fort Hood shooter to the theft of nuclear materials, the threat from insiders is on the front page and at the top of the policy agenda.

“Insider Threats” offers detailed case studies of insider disasters across a range of different types of institutions, from biological research laboratories to nuclear power plants, to the US Army.

Insider threats pose dangers to anyone who handles information that is secret or proprietary, material that is highly valuable or hazardous, people who must be protected, or facilities that might be sabotaged.

This is the first book to offer in-depth case studies across a range of industries and contexts, allowing entities such as nuclear facilities and casinos to learn from each other. It also offers an unprecedented analysis of terrorist thinking about using insiders to get fissile material or sabotage nuclear facilities.

Speaker: Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle; and innovation in energy technologies.

Before coming to Harvard, Bunn served as an adviser to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as a study director at the National Academy of Sciences, and as editor of Arms Control Today. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 books or major technical reports (most recently Insider Threats), and over a hundred articles in publications ranging from Science to The Washington Post.

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