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December 21, 2023

Insider Threat Detection Analysis Course (ITDAC) Coming to CDSE

The ITDAC will be transferring to CDSE in Spring of 2024. This no cost course is offered to all Executive Branch departments and agencies and is designed for all federal insider threat program analysts from the Department of Defense (DOD), Intelligence Community (IC), and Non-Title 50 (NT-50) communities.

Specifically, this course provides entry level Counter-Insider Threat Analysts the ability to apply critical thinking skills and applicable structured analytic techniques to potential insider threat indicators as learners obtain and use holistic data in conjunction with the application of critical pathway theory. Participants will apply Executive Order, Department of Defense, and IC authorities to gather this holistic data while they ensure constitutional and privacy rights are maintained. Participants will execute the appropriate processes for conducting and reporting insider threat response actions from intake of an initial potential threat to mitigation of the threat. Additionally, students will be able to disclose mandated counterintelligence and criminal activity information to the appropriate agency/office.

Prospective students will need to complete one of two designated tracks within the Insider Threat Program curricula before registering for the ITDAC. For more information, see:

Insider Threat Program Operations Personnel Curriculum INT311.CU
Insider Threat Program Management Personnel Curriculum INT312.CU

Registration for the ITDAC will be available soon. Visit CDSE Insider Threat ( for more information.

Upcoming Webinars

Sign-up is available for the following upcoming live webinars:

Social Engineering: The Manipulated Insider
Thursday, January 11, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

The Enemy Within: A Case Briefing
Thursday, January 18, 2024
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET

Please visit CDSE's webinar webpage to register for the events and join the discussion!

Sign Up for the BTAC Bulletin

The BTAC Bulletin is produced by the DOD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center's (DITMACs) Behavioral Threat Analysis Center (BTAC) on a monthly basis and responds to observed Insider Threat trends. The BTAC is a multidisciplinary team composed of experts in Threat Assessment/Threat Management, Law Enforcement, Counterintelligence, Behavioral Science, Employee Management Relations, and Cybersecurity. The newsletter offers timely and relevant Insider Threat guidance on applicable issues and contains links and references to research and publications.

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Save the Date for Upcoming Industry Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2024 DCSA Virtual Security Conference for Industry from February 28 to 29, 2024! The conference is open to cleared industry under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). Stay tuned for more details.

Seeking Input for New Job Aid

We here at CDSE are creating a printable/customizable prohibited personal electronic device (PED) job aid that can be utilized for secure areas (e.g., Special Access Program Facilities and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities). What are a few of the top PEDs and/or odd items of concern you would like to see included on this job aid? Send your input to using the Subject: New PED Job Aid Input.

Upcoming Security Specialist

Consider signing up for one of CDSE’s instructor-led training (ILT) or virtual instructor-led (VILT) DOD Security Specialist training courses! Training is free and the VILT eliminates travel expenses. Complete CDSE courses to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintenance of Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Program certifications and credentials. Select courses have the American Council on Education (ACE) CREDIT recommendations that may earn transfer credits at participating universities. Classes fill quickly, so register for one of the upcoming iterations:

DOD Security Specialist
January 8 – February 4, 2024 (VILT)
January 9- 18, 2024 (ILT)
February 6 -14, 2024 (ILT)

This course provides students a baseline knowledge to perform common DOD security tasks and practices.

Education Spring Semester Registration Now Available

The CDSE Education Program spring 2024 semester registration is still open! The spring semester classes will run from January 22 to May 19, 2024. Classes fill quickly, so register early to secure your spot in the spring semester. You can learn more about the classes being offered and register for them by accessing the course webpage. To register, log into STEPP. If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the CDSE Education Program.

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