Insider Threats

3 Essential Steps in Implementing a Comprehensive User Monitoring Program

Agencies must implement a comprehensive user monitoring program that effectively combines the human intelligence and artificial intelligence.

Background Check Agency Wants a Social Media Search Tool

The Defense Department office charged with investigating potential insider threats wants to use social media to add context to allegations.

DHS Launches Internal Probe to Root Out 'Domestic Violent Extremism' Within Its Ranks

Department will work "with urgency and focus to address" insider threats, secretary says.

Defending Against Cybersecurity Moles Inside Your Agency

The move to a virtual workforce has been a boon to industrious hackers.

GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’

Watchdog finds gaps in a program meant to protect personnel, facilities, operations and resources.

Marine Corps Looks for Insider Threat Monitoring Capability

And another Marine Corps application addressing a specific kind of insider threat—suicidal ideation—will be established as a system of records.

Pentagon Wants to Upgrade the IT Supporting Its Insider Threat Program

The Defense Department wants a vendor to manage the next phase of development for the insider threat program’s central database and case management.

Report Heralds Perfect Storm for Insider Threats in 2021

A leading analytics firm suggests investing in employee wellness.

DHS Exempts Expanded Insider Threat Program From Key Privacy Act Provisions

The agency will be allowed to collect large amounts of data without having to follow several provisions regarding disclosure, relevance and the sharing of that information.

Addressing Insider Threats with Event Triggers 

An insider threat program that incorporates financial triggers can help identify at-risk individuals.

CMMC Official Backs Light-touch Option for Continuous Monitoring of Defense Contractors’ Cybersecurity

The Pentagon’s certification program is looking for a way to keep tabs on companies during the three-year intervals between independent audits.

DHS Insider Threat Program Expanding to Anyone Who Accesses Agency Info

The Homeland Security Department will begin tracking all personnel—federal employees and contractors, with or without a security clearance—in the hunt for insider threats.

Managing User Access Is a Crucial Step in Securing Federal Organizations

Agencies must make sure they leave no security gaps when employees join or leave.

Effort to Develop Open Standards for 5G Moves in Intelligence Authorization Act

The bill cleared committee with one conspicuous hold out over an unsustainable proliferation of government secrets.

TSA Issues Road Map to Tackle Insider Threat With Artificial Intelligence

The agency says protection of privacy and civil liberties will be a guiding principle.

Federal Officials: Tackling the ‘Most Insidious’ Cyber Threat Takes Looking After Workers 

Insider threat is seen as the primary attack vector for intellectual property theft and was reportedly on the rise last year.