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NOIR For USA
Improving our national security by fixing the problem of insider spies
Improving our national security by fixing the problem of insider spies
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The best screening does not guarantee future reliability. That's why you need NOIR.

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Despite the use of increasingly advanced technical means, the deception, duplicity, and betrayal of espionage are a human problem that requires a human solution.

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The potential insider spy isn’t a “bad apple” and may never become one during the course of a lengthy career.  It is only when circumstances arise in just the right manner, at just the right time, and are perceived by the employee in just the right way, that the trustworthy employee contemplates betrayal of that trust.

The one way of consistently preventing espionage is to address it where it begins, in the mind of the would-be spy where one finds the 'first cause.' Everything after that – the act of stealing information, the pursuit of financial gain, acting on a particular ideology, seeking revenge against an employer, etc – is the result of that first cause. NOIR's John Irvin explains:
 http://www.noir4usa.org/2015/03/the-causal-nexus-of-insider-espionage-part-i/

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Are technical solutions enough to catch the insider threat?

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