The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Center for Development of Security Excellence, welcomes you to the National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM) 2020 Insider Threat Virtual Conference. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center, National Insider Threat Task Force, and Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Topic: Insider Threat
Insiders may have accounts giving them legitimate access to computer systems, with this access originally having been given to them to serve in the performance of their duties; these permissions could be abused to harm the organization. Insiders are often familiar with the organization's data and intellectual property as well as the methods that are in place to protect them. This makes it easier for the insider to circumvent any security controls of which they are aware. Physical proximity to data means that the insider does not need to hack into the organizational network through the outer perimeter by traversing firewalls; rather they are in the building already, often with direct access to the organization's internal network. Insider threats are harder to defend against than attacks from outsiders, since the insider already has legitimate access to the organization's information and assets.
According to the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), an insider threat is defined as “the likelihood, risk or potential that an insider will use his or her authorized access, wittingly or unwittingly, to do harm to the security of the United States or the organization.” Insider threats may include harm to contractor or program information to the extent that the information impacts the contractor or agency’s obligations to protect classified national security information.
September is National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NIATM), which is a collaborative effort between the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Intelligence and Security (USD(I&S)), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Defense Counterintelligence
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