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Randall Trzeciak

Senior Member, SEI Technical Staff

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Randall Trzeciak

Cross Cutting Thrusts

Business Risk Analysis and Economic Implications, Next Generation Threat Prediction and Response, Threat Analysis and Modeling

Biography

Randy Trzeciak is currently a Senior Member of the technical staff for the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT Program.   Mr. Trzeciak is a member of a team in CERT focusing on insider threat research. The studies analyze the physical and online behavior of malicious insiders prior to and during network compromises. Other insider threat research uses system dynamics modeling for risk analysis of the impacts of policy decisions, technical security measures, psychological issues, and organizational culture on insider threat. Mr. Trzeciak also is an adjunct professor in Carnegie Mellon’s H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management. 

Prior to his current role in the CERT Program, Mr. Trzeciak managed the Management Information Systems (MIS) team in the Information Technology Department at the SEI. Under his direction, the MIS team developed and supported numerous mission-critical, large-scale, relational database management systems.

Prior to his time working at the SEI, Mr. Trzeciak was a software engineer for the Information Technology Development Center of the Carnegie Mellon Research Institute (CMRI), responsible for a variety of information networking projects. These projects included the design and development of large-scale databases and Internet-based systems that adhered to data privacy and security requirements; the design and implementation of multi-organizational portals for preparation and response to weapons of mass destruction; and collaboration among public health department epidemiologists.

Prior to his career at Carnegie Mellon, Mr. Trzeciak worked for Software Technology, Incorporated (STI) in Alexandria, Virginia. For nine years, Mr. Trzeciak was a consultant to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) working on numerous projects designing, building, and supporting large-scale relational database management systems. During his employment with STI, Mr. Trzeciak also filled the role of Information Systems Business Manager.

Mr. Trzeciak holds an MS in Management from the University of Maryland, a BS in Management Information Systems, and a BA in Business Administration from Geneva College.

Research Projects

Exploratory R&D of a Technology-Driven Insider Threat Scoring Metric

Cross Cutting Thrusts: Next Generation Threat Prediction and Response | Threat Analysis and Modeling
Researchers: Andrew Moore, Randall Trzeciak

MERIT ITL: The Insider Threat Lab

Cross Cutting Thrusts: Business Risk Analysis and Economic Implications | Threat Analysis and Modeling | Next Generation Threat Prediction and Response
Researchers: Andrew Moore, Randall Trzeciak, Dawn Cappelli

Basis for Empowering Business IT Managers

Cross Cutting Thrusts: Threat Analysis and Modeling | Business Risk Analysis and Economic Implications
Researchers: Andrew Moore, Randall Trzeciak, Dawn Cappelli

Insider Threat Analysis Center

Cross Cutting Thrusts: Threat Analysis and Modeling | Next Generation Threat Prediction and Response
Researchers: Andrew Moore, Randall Trzeciak, Dawn Cappelli

Publications

"The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes (Theft, Sabotage, Fraud)". Cappelli, D. M.; Moore, A. P.; & Trzeciak, R. F. Addison-Wesley 2012.

"An Analysis of Technical Observations in Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Cases ". Hanley, Michael; Dean, Tyler; Schroeder, Will; Trzeciak, Randall F., & Montelibano, Joji. (CMU/SEI-2011-TN-006). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011. http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/11tn006.pdf

"A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property ". Moore, A. P.; Cappelli, Dawn M.; Caron, Thomas C.; Shaw, Eric; Spooner, Derrick & Trzeciak, Randall F. (CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011. http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/11tn013.pdf

" Spotlight On: Insider Threat from Trusted Business Partners". Weiland, Robert M.; Moore, Andrew P.; Cappelli, Dawn M.; Trzeciak, Randall F.; & Spooner, Derrick. Software Engineering Institute and CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010. http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/TrustedBusinessPartners0210.pdf

"Common Sense Guide to Prevention and Detection of Insider Threat, 3rd Edition—Version 3.1". Cappelli, D. M.; Moore, A. P.; Trzeciak, R. F.; & Shimeall, T. J. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and CyLab. http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/CSG-V3.pdf (2009)