Insider Threat Subcommittee

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The INSA Security Policy Reform Council established the Insider Threat Subcommittee following a series of unauthorized disclosures of highly classified information and the 2013 Washington Navy Yard shooting. The goal of the Subcommittee’s work is to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and security of both government agencies and the private sector, as well as to foster more effective and secure partnerships between the public, private, and academic sectors. The Subcommittee has had a direct impact on U.S. policy and legislation through its work. In late 2015, the Subcommittee worked closely with the Defense Security Service (DSS) and the ODNI’s National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) to refine the definition of insider threat in a way that is relevant to all U.S. government agencies and private companies – not exclusively the national security sector. The Subcommittee’s comprehensive definition, which had widespread support in government and industry, was incorporated into the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Learn more about the Subcommittee's mission and goals.

Chair & Vice Chair

Sue Steinke

Insider Threat Subcommittee Vice Chair

Director, Government & Industry Relations, Peraton

Julie Coonce

Insider Threat Subcommittee Vice Chair

Director, Special Programs, TransUnion

Publications 

New InT Paper Calls for Greater Information Sharing

New InT Paper Calls for Greater Information Sharing

Arlington, VA (October 6, 2021)—The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) today released a white paper, The Need for Transparency on Insider Threats: Improving Information Sharing Between Government and Industry, that identifies key policy and statutory changes needed to improve insider threat information sha ...

New Paper Addresses Insider Threat and Remote Work

New Paper Addresses Insider Threat and Remote Work

ARLINGTON, VA (Sept. 16, 2021)—The Intelligence & National Security Alliance has released a new white paper, Managing Insider Threats in a Remote Work Environment: Lessons from the Pandemic that provides observations based on expert-level interviews on how the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has aff ...

New Paper Tackles Insider Threats and Commercial Espionage

New Paper Tackles Insider Threats and Commercial Espionage

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has released a new white paper, Insider Threats and Commercial Espionage: Economic and National Security Impacts that provides an overview of the threat posed by economic espionage and the role of trusted inside actors in stealing sensitive material for the benefit of f ...

Mitigating Advanced Persistent Insider Threats

Mitigating Advanced Persistent Insider Threats

ARLINGTON, VA (October 6, 2020) —The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) today released a white paper, Mitigating Advanced Persistent Insider Threats Fueled by Major Data Breaches, that examines how recent large scale thefts of personal data help America’s adversaries target, exploit, and recruit sources ...

Op-Eds

Charlie Allen Op-ed Addresses "Culture of Leaking"

Charlie Allen Op-ed Addresses "Culture of Leaking"

"The American public has grown increasingly accustomed to the revelation of national security secrets, and leakers are lauded as heroes exposing government abuses," writes INSA senior intelligence adviser Charlie Allen. "In doing so, society marginalizes the detrimental impact to national security."

 

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