• Adapt or Die: Building Internal Intelligence Networks to Combat Modern Insider Threats

    Insider threat professionals across Western governments, industry, and academia face a reckoning. As near-peer adversaries continue to target wide swathes of American innovation, industry, and government, a generation of tech-savvy millennials have joined the workforce with the ability to exfiltrate unprecedented amounts of data with a few swipes of the finger. This generation no longer…

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    Advancing an Organizational Health Perspective for Insider Threat Prevention and Management

    Malicious insiders pose a serious risk to valued organizational assets, including proprietary information, institutional processes, personnel, finances, reputation, and firm connections. Research-based solutions for predicting, detecting, and mitigating insider threats have focused heavily on individual, organizational, and cyber risk factors (Kont et al. 2015; Greitzer et al. 2018). To that end, scholars have increasingly recognized…

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  • Pushing Left of Flash – The Art and Science of Early Risk Assessment

    How can we anticipate and mitigate crimes, attacks, or betrayals by bad actors?” This is the perennial question faced by security professionals. The contributions of the discipline of behavioral threat assessment have been invaluable in enabling the disruption and diversion of those preparing to commit acts of targeted violence. Behavioral threat assessment has been most…

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Research

The West Point Insider Threat Program supports the extension of the current state of knowledge in the fields of insider risk and insider threat by supporting undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral research.

MIROR Journal

The Managing Insider Risk & Organizational Resilience (MIROR) Journal is an editorial-reviewed online and print publication.

MIROR shares original research that furthers both the proactive practices of insider risk management and promotion of holistic wellness and resilience in organizations.


Insider threat is dangerous to organizations and their people, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The Managing Insider Risk and Organizational Resilience (MIROR) Journal is an editorial-reviewed online and print publication.
MIROR will share research, best operational practices, leadership perspectives, and reviews of relevant work that further both the proactive practices of insider risk management and promotion of holistic wellness and resilience in organizations.


Submissions in the following categories are welcome:

Professional Commentary

Professional commentaries seeks to bring forward insight from leaders in the field and highlight recent developments, concerns, and bridge gaps between industry, government, and academia. A Professional Commentary includes references as embedded discussions in the text and no endnotes.

Original Research

Traditional research article with findings and results up to 5,000 words. Short articles (1,500 – 2,500 words) with preliminary findings, early results, or responses to current developments are considered as Research Notes. No need for a bibliography. The journal’s formatting style is the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, endnotes.

Lessons Learned, Case Studies, Vignettes

Experiences from practitioners and professionals close to the developments in the field. The article type is a feedback loop from the field back to the community. A Lessons Learned, Case Studies, Vignettes article has needed references as embedded discussions in the text and no endnotes.

Book Review

Traditional academic book review with no endnote references.