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 Recruiting and Clearing Personnel with Foreign Ties
July 28, 2022
New SPRC paper calls for the IC security apparatus to review its assumptions around clearing U.S. citizens with foreign ties in order to attract and retain a world class IC workforce.
New Paper Calls for Improving Security Clearance Mobility
June 02, 2022
Delays in processing the movement of cleared personnel from one government agency to another undermine the efficiency of more than 150,000 cleared contractors each year.
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.
Designating Space Systems as New U.S. Critical Infrastructure Sector
November 02, 2021
Finds that space systems have become vital to U.S. national and economic security even though space-related assets were not considered as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors designated by the 2013 Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (PPD-21).
New Paper Calls for Changes to CUI Program
October 25, 2021
Developed by INSA’s Security Policy Reform Council, this paper captures industry perspectives on the CUI program’s uneven implementation. Notably, the paper finds that an explosion of CUI categories, overly complex protection and handling guidelines, and a lack of strong centralized management authority undermine the program’s effectiveness.
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.
INSF Paper Finds Remote Work to Outlive Pandemic
September 10, 2021
Underwritten by Avantus Federal, the paper summarizes key findings from INSF's three-part videocast series, which examined the shift to remote work in 2020; specifically, what worked, what challenges remain, and what opportunities lay ahead.
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.
Recommendations for DoD Cyber Threat Hunting Program on DIB Networks
May 24, 2021
Focuses on Section 1739 of the 2021 NDAA and calls for the DoD to assess the “feasibility and suitability of a defense industrial base cybersecurity threat hunting program” and for the Secretary of Defense to “consult with and solicit recommendations from representative industry stakeholders.”
Mitigating Advanced Persistent Insider Threats
October 06, 2020
Examines how large scale thefts of personal data help America’s adversaries target, exploit, and recruit sources inside government agencies, businesses, and universities.
Just Released: HR and Insider Threat Mitigation White Paper
September 25, 2020
Finds that adopting a holistic insider threat policy allows an organization to not only identify potential “bad actors” but also help employees through difficult times, enabling the company both to reduce its susceptibility to insider risks and to retain talented personnel.
New Paper Examines Impact of COVID on IC Acquisition
August 08, 2020
An AMC paper focused on the impact of COVID-19 on government acquisition finds the IC lags behind its Department of Defense and civil agency counterparts, resulting in a significant slowdown for new and current acquisition projects.
Countering Trade-Based Money Laundering Is Focus of New INSA White Paper
May 07, 2020
Calling Trade Based Money Laundering a “poorly understood and greatly underappreciated” threat to U.S. National Security, the paper advocates for the creation of a joint public-private TBML Fusion Center.
New Cyber Council Paper Advises Private Sector to Strengthen Cybersecurity Posture
February 06, 2020
Consolidates key information regarding the risk of nation-state sponsored cyberattacks on the private sector and offers a list of helpful resources organizations can use to strengthen cyber defenses.
New INSA White Paper Calls for Greater Information Sharing Between Government and Industry
January 16, 2020
Provides an overview of the issue, including the legal challenges associated with information sharing, and offers recommendations that government can take to help mitigate the threat of the malicious insider while still respecting individuals’ privacy.
Challenges in Handling CUI Can Hurt Industry and Government
January 01, 2020
Identifies 9 challenges that the National Archives' Information Security Oversight Office must address during the implementation of the federal Controlled Unclassified Information program.
Government Employees and Contractors Not Subject to Same Vetting Process
January 01, 2020
Discovers two critical differences between the Continuous Evaluation processes of contractors and government: consideration of social media and personnel security information sharing.