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In addition to the Australian Government's guidance on insider risk ( there is a wide range of resources from the US and the UK, many of which are freely available to the public. 

The links below provide further helpful information for personnel security professionals, human resource professional and others who are interested in learning more about insider risk.

PERSEREC is part of the US Department of Defense and they provide a wide range of freely available research reports and practical guidance related to insider risk:

See the Threat Lab Toolkit which is particularly helpful:


Dr Eric Shaw is the author of the influential Critical Pathway to Insider Risk model. Information about his recent book, The Psychology of Insider Risk:  Detection, Investigation and Case Management, as well as the certification courses available to be completed virtually can be found at:

Dr Shaw's original paper on the CPIR can be found:


Here's is a more recent article:


The CERT Insider Threat Center which is part of Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in the US lead and direct research into insider threat. CERT provides certified training for insider threat managers:


National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) is the UK government's National Technical Authority for Physical and Personnel Protective Security. The NPSA provide a wealth of information for personnel security professionals:


Paul Martin, CBE, a practitioner with more than 30 years experience in the UK national security arena has written a very good introductory book on insider risk:

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