Behavioral Science in Insider Threat INT290.16

Description: The Behavioral Science in Insider Threat course provides Department of Defense (DOD) component, industry, and federal agency Insider Threat Program personnel with an introduction to Behavioral Science.

Relating Behavioral Science concepts to efforts to counter the insider threat; and, identifies the role of Behavioral Science within a multi-disciplinary threat management capability to conduct and integrate the monitoring, analysis, reporting and response to insider threats.

Required by DODD 5205.16, NISPOM Change 2, EO 13587 and the Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs.

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Learning Objectives: At the end of course, students will have a better understanding of the concepts of behavioral science within a multi-disciplinary threat management capability to counter insider threats.

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 30 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: N/A

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.