Operationalising a framework for organisational vulnerability to intentional insider threat: the OVIT as a valid and reliable diagnostic tool

Bedford, Justine and van der Laan, Luke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2275-8974 (2020) Operationalising a framework for organisational vulnerability to intentional insider threat: the OVIT as a valid and reliable diagnostic tool. Journal of Risk Research. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1366-9877


Abstract

There are several models and frameworks that assist in understanding insider threat. However, practical limitations in operationalising these models include them being overly complex, too subjective, cumbersome, or lacking dimensionality. In response, this study looks to operationalise a practice-based framework for determining organisational vulnerability to intentional insider threat. The study reports on an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to determine the validity and reliability of the Organisational Vulnerability to Intentional Insider Threat (OVIT) diagnostic tool. The EFA results (construct validity and reliability statistics) show promise for the use of the OVIT in operationalising intentional insider threat detection. Limitations of the study are presented and future research progressing this exploratory study are encouraged.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 20 August 2021. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 05:24
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 02:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insider threat, organisational vulnerability, risk management, assessment, exploratory factor analysis
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350709 Organisation and management theory
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350718 Strategy
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350717 Stakeholder engagement
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810109 Personnel
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150302 Management
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2020.1806910
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39403

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