Overcoming the insider: reducing employee computer crime through Situational Crime Prevention

Robert Andrew Willison, Mikko Siponen

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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