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

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Bedford, Justine and van der Laan, Luke. 2021. "Operationalising a framework for organisational vulnerability to intentional insider threat: the OVIT as a valid and reliable diagnostic tool." Journal of Risk Research. 24 (9), pp. 1180-1203. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2020.1806910
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Operationalising a framework for organisational vulnerability to intentional insider threat: the OVIT as a valid and reliable diagnostic tool

ERA Journal ID39890
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBedford, Justine (Author) and van der Laan, Luke (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Risk Research
Journal Citation24 (9), pp. 1180-1203
Number of Pages24
Year2021
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1366-9877
1466-4461
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2020.1806910
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13669877.2020.1806910
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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.

KeywordsInsider threat, organisational vulnerability, risk management, assessment, exploratory factor analysis
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350709. Organisation and management theory
350718. Strategy
350717. Stakeholder engagement
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