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dc.contributor.advisorBrannan, David
dc.contributor.advisorKiernan, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Paul R.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:45Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:45Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42651
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractExtensive studies and research have been conducted on insider threats, the possible causes, predictive models and best practices for prevention, early detection, and mitigation of the threats of insider attacks to a wide range of critical infrastructure, government agencies, and the private sector. Current research shows a great deal of attention directed at the cyber threats toward organizations. In contrast, relatively little research has been conducted on the insider threat with regard to financial fraud and embezzlement to organizations. Left undetected, insiders can cause irreparable and devastating consequences to private and public sector organizations, which compromise the integrity of the overall financial system. Recent criminal cases have revealed a disturbing trend linking many of the trusted insiders convicted of conducting fraud or embezzlement within the victim organizations to an addiction to gambling or prescription drugs. Also alarming is the frequency of trusted insiders conducting fraud within government agencies to support their addiction. This paper studies research on insider threats, and suggests that addiction is a contributing factor to the motives of the insiders’ criminal behaviors. Research also suggests that accurate reporting by law enforcement agencies is not occurring in police reports on motives or causes of the reasons insiders are committing their crimes.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/trustedinsidersr1094542651
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleTrusted insiders are committing fraud and embezzlement within organizations: is there a connection to addiction, as the motivating factor for their illegal activities?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorInsider Threatsen_US
dc.subject.authorInsider Attacksen_US
dc.subject.authorFrauden_US
dc.subject.authorEmbezzlementen_US
dc.subject.authorFinancial Crimesen_US
dc.subject.authorGambling Addictionen_US
dc.subject.authorPain Prescription Medication Addictionen_US
dc.subject.authorU. S. Secret Serviceen_US
dc.subject.authorCase Studiesen_US
dc.description.serviceSpecial Agent in Charge, United States Secret Serviceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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