New Insider Threat Case Study - Insider Threat Detection Analysis Course (ITDAC) Now Available - Upcoming Webinars - Sign Up for Upcoming Industry Conference - Upcoming Security Specialist Training
February 1, 2024

New Insider Threat Case Study

CDSE released a new insider threat case study covering the economic espionage committed by Peter Kisang Kim. Learn about the espionage, the sentence, the impact, and the potential risk indicators that, if identified, could have mitigated harm. Access the case study at Kim Case Study to review this case.

Insider Threat Detection Analysis Course (ITDAC) Now Available

The ITDAC has been transferred to CDSE and is now open for registration. This virtual instructor-led, no cost course is offered to all Executive Branch departments and agencies and is designed for all federal insider threat program analysts from the DOD, Intelligence Community (IC), and Non-Title 50 (NT-50) communities. This course teaches entry level Counter-Insider Threat Analysts how to apply critical thinking skills and applicable structured analytic techniques to recognize potential insider threat indicators. Learners will also obtain and use holistic data in conjunction with the application of critical pathway theory. Participants will also be taught the following:

  • How to apply Executive Order, DOD, and IC authorities to gather holistic data while ensuring constitutional and privacy rights are maintained.
  • How to execute the appropriate processes for conducting and reporting insider threat response actions from intake of an initial potential threat to mitigation of the threat.
  • How to execute the procedures for disclosing 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:


  • Insider Threat Program Operations Personnel Curriculum
  • Insider Threat Program Management Personnel Curriculum

The following dates still have seats available:

Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2024
Mar 18 - 22, 2024
Apr 15 - 19, 2024

Visit for additional course dates, more information about the course, and to register.

Upcoming Webinars

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

Understanding and Leveraging the Role of Counterintelligence and Law Enforcement within an Insider Threat Program
February 7, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Online Behavior in Threat Assessment
March 7, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

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

Sign Up for Upcoming Industry Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 Virtual DCSA Security Conference for Industry on February 28-29, 2024! This year’s conference theme “Investing in Security” reflects the need to provide Industry with the tools and practical application to bolster their security postures. As programs and policies receive revisions and updates, Industry must learn how it affects them.

This idea shaped the conference, which features such topics as DD254s, Facility Clearance Process, CUI, Cyber Program and Capabilities, Personnel Security, panel discussions at the end of each day, and more! This event is for Industry Security Professionals: Facility Security Officers (FSO), Assistant FSOs, Directors of Security, Insider Threat Program Senior Officials, Information System Security Managers, and Senior Management Officials.

Find out more and register at the following link:

Upcoming Security Specialist Training

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
February 6 - 14, 2024 (ILT)
April 9 - 17, 2024 (ILT)
June 4 -12, 2024 (ILT)

This course provides students a baseline knowledge to perform common DOD security tasks and practices. Visit to learn more and register!

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