Insider Threat Subcommittee
The Insider Threat Subcommittee works 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. Priorities include:
- Research and analyze challenges related to insider threats, including malicious insiders’ motivations, tactics, and collaborators and the impacts of malicious insiders’ actions;
- Raise awareness of various types of insider threats, including the theft, loss, or leak of classified, sensitive, or proprietary information; the deliberate infliction of damage to an organization’s facilities, operations, or networks; or violence or harassment perpetrated by a trusted insider against other employees of the organization, whether at the workplace, at another location, or online;
- Identify and assess new methods for combating malicious insiders; and
- Capture best practices for establishing and executing insider threat programs
New Paper Examines Potential Implications of Insider Threat Program Names
September 29, 2022
In a September 2022 Intelligence Insights paper, “Insider Threat Program Naming Convention,” INSA argues that how an organization names its program influences personnel buy-in and program effectiveness.
New Paper Addresses InTP Effectiveness Metrics
September 27, 2022
In a Sept. 2022 white paper, INSA recommends that both businesses and government agencies re-examine the metrics of their insider threat programs in order to ensure their programs’ effectiveness and resiliency.
New Paper Addresses Bias and Insider Threat Programs
May 20, 2022
Developed by INSA’s Insider Threat Subcommittee, this paper identifies sources of potential bias that can be attributed to both people and technology. Through personal cognitive biases, whether implicit and unrecognized or overt, InT program staff can affect the objectivity of InT analyses.
New InT Paper Calls for Greater Information Sharing
October 06, 2021
Notes that government and cleared industry are partners in ensuring the protection of the national security workforce. However, for cleared contractors to fully meet their security obligations and effectively implement mandatory insider threat training programs, they need...
New Paper Addresses Insider Threat and Remote Work
September 16, 2021
Finds the impact of the pandemic created both technical and psychological challenges for organizations that increased the risk of insider threats.
New Paper Tackles Insider Threats and Commercial Espionage
May 26, 2021
Finds that intellectual property theft costs the United States between one and three percent of its $21 trillion annual GDP.