NSA Contractor Arrest Highlights Risk from Insider Threats

It was revealed last week that the FBI had secretly arrested a former NSA contractor in August. The New York Times reported that an investigation is ongoing to determine whether the individual stole and/or disclosed highly classified code for an application the NSA uses to hack the networks of foreign governments. The situation seems eerily similar to the Edward Snowden leak, and has drawn renewed attention to insider threats and the risks posed by authorized users granted access to sensitive information in corporate networks.