NCCoE Speaker Series: Understanding, Detecting & Mitigating Insider Threats

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Insider threats are growing at an alarming rate, with medium-to-large company losses averaging over $4 million every year. Smaller businesses are at risk too, and it is estimated that in 2014, over half of all cyber attacks targeted companies with less than 1,000 employees. The majority of these breaches are caused accidentally by internal employees or contractors.

Note: The program is free to attend, but registration is required. In-person at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850) or webcast options available on registration page


1:00 PM - Registration
1:15 PM - Opening Remarks
1:20 PM - Keynote Speaker Presentation and Q&A: 
Dr. Deanna Caputo, Principal Behavioral Psychologist, The MITRE Corporation, "The Psychology of Insider Threats: Theory and Applied Research," explores what organizations can do to reduce the risk of insider threats, as well as the important role of the behavioral sciences in early detection and mitigation, including research, consultation, and training to identify behavior change. She will also briefly present insider threat research on employee computer use behaviors and sentiment analysis of email.
2:20 PM - Panel Discussion and Q&A: Panel Moderator: Spencer Wilcox, CISSP, CPP, Director, Security Strategy, Risk and Assurance, Exelon Corporation. Panel Participants: Jacky Kimmel, CEO, InfoTeK Corp; Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO, IDentrix; Susi Hajeski, Senior Computer Scientist, Baltimore Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Through this interactive panel discussion, attendees can discover real-world examples and industry perspectives on preventing, identifying, and mitigating insider threat risks.
3:15 PM - Program concludes
3:15 - 4:15 PM - Networking Reception