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Companies have enough to worry about from outsiders when it comes to cybersecurity. From clever hackers infiltrating their networks to criminal gangs stealing their data and government surveillance of their systems, security teams have to be on their toes at all times. But the insider threat can be just as dangerous and sometimes harder to detect.

According to the 2015 Insider Threat Spotlight Report, 62 percent of security professionals are seeing a rise in insider attacks.  While many of these are malicious attacks, they can also be unintentional breaches. The consequences, no matter the motivation, can be equally devastating.

This course discusses the most current and dangerous insider cybersecurity threats and outlines measures for preventing and investigating insider data theft, industrial espionage, cyber-sabotage, identity theft and more.

The course covers:

  • Types of insider threats and most common perpetrators
  • Red flags of internal data theft, cyber-sabotage, identity theft and espionage to watch for
  • Latest best practices in information security
  • Insider data theft investigation essentials

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the common and not-so-common insider threats to your organization’s information security
  • Identify the most common insider cyber-perpetrators
  • Identify the red flags of potential or actual insider cyber-crime
  • Explore how to detect and initiate an investigation of suspected insider cyber-crime


Last updated/reviewed: November 23, 2019

12 Reviews (71 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
This course was informative and the exam followed the talking points very closely. I appreciated that the exam covered the information provided in the course rather than drawing on outside points or references. I enjoyed the instructor drawing on his own experiences/news stories.
Member's Profile
Great course! What surprised me was that apart from hackers, the next highest percentage of cyber fraud was committed by employees (i.e., known and unknown). All employees can benefit from this course given that pressure can come at any time.
Anonymous Author
The discussions on who the likely perpetrators of cyber crime and on red flags of insider information attacks added additional insight to the slides.
Member's Profile
This is great. I enjoyed the lecture. There were also good examples for each topic that was discussed. I thought the processor spoke well.
Member's Profile
Slides are brief and simple to read, the presenter does talk straight to the point and make it easier to absorb.
Anonymous Author
Peter did a nice job of concisely stating the material in an easy to understand way. Thanks, Peter!
Anonymous Author
Good course coverage, but some of the data taken for exemplification are not current ones.
Member's Profile
nice coverage on relevant topics. This is a brief and short description of my review.
Member's Profile
material needs significant revision ... did not like the course
Anonymous Author
The course provided good insights on internal cyber-crime
Member's Profile
Like the focus on Fraud and Security
Member's Profile
Good training.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  5:09Introduction to Growing Internal Cyber-Threats and How to Protect Against Them
Internal Cyber-Threats
  8:15Common Cyber - Perpetrators
  11:28Internal Cyber-Threats to Organizations
  12:55Internal Cyber-Threats 2
  12:19Red Flags of Insider Information Attacks
Best Practices
  11:10Best Practices InfoSec Controls
  10:33Best Practices InfoSec Controls (Continued)
  9:53Investigation and Detection Best Practices
Continuous Play
  1:21:43Inside Job: The Growing Internal Cyber-Threats and How to Protect Against Them
  PDFSlides: Inside Job
  PDFInside Job Glossary/Index