Critical Thinking for Insider Threat Analysts INT250.16

Description: The Insider Threat Critical Thinking for Analyst course provides a high-level explanation of analytical and critical thinking as it relates to producing comprehensive analytic products for insider threat programs. Users will learn how critical thinking tools visually structure, facilitate, and empower thinking to help explain uncertainties, conclusions and judgments. This course will give users the skills to help support your insider threat program in the deterrence, detection, and mitigation of insider risks while protecting the privacy and civil liberties of the workforce.

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Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students will have a board understanding of critical thinking, analytic thinking, and intellectual standards as it relates to Insider Threat Analyst. Students will be able to construct sound and in-depth insider threat analytic products using appropriate critical thinking tools.

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 90 minutes

Target Audience: This course is designed for DOD, industry, and federal agency personnel tasked to enact insider threat detection, deterrence, and mitigation procedures. This includes designated professional capability support personnel.


  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final exam allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW with current Certification Maintenance Guidelines

System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.