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This Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center (IATAC) State-of-the-Art Report (SOAR) describes the current “state-of-the-art” in the understanding and awareness of, and technical and non-technical countermeasures to the insider threat to information systems. It provides an overview of the current state of the understanding in the defense, civil government, industry, and academic sectors of who “insiders” are, how they operate, what threats they pose to information systems, and what motivates them. For each major sector in government (e.g., national security, civil agencies_, critical infrastructure (e.g., finance and banking energy), other industry (e.g., medical and healthcare, motion picture industry), and academia, the SOAR discusses key insider threat incidents and describes current and recent sector activities, initiatives, and solutions that address various aspects of insider threat. Technology solutions, both current and under research, to counter insider threat activity are examined, and capability gaps are identified. Best practices for addressing insider threat issues are also described.