How an Ex-CIA Researcher Created a Saboteur-Stopping Email Tool

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“Insider threat” has become a key focus of corporate security departments. Workers who embezzle are one example of an insider threat, as are “bad-leavers”— employees or contractors who, when they depart, steal or leak intellectual property or other confidential data, or sabotage the information technology system.

In a feature in our July issue, Fortune magazine’s Roger Parloff takes a close look at Scout, a software tool developed by cybersecurity firm Stroz Friedberg that analyzes employees’ emails and, according to the firm, can spot disgruntled or unstable workers before they go rogue. Just as fascinating as the software itself are its intellectual roots—in an obscure branch of the intelligence community that specializes in analyzing the thinking of foreign leaders.

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