September 24, 2020

Vigilance Resources

Instilling a sense of vigilance in the general workforce is a key component of an insider threat program, but how can you keep the message fresh outside of required annual training? Participating in National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM) is a start, along with developing a vigilance campaign for your organization. Check out the vigilance tab of the insider threat toolkit, which has a variety of resources to help deploy messaging, awareness, and communications materials. These resources will help the general workforce recognize and respond to the insider threat throughout September and the rest of the year.

CDSE Insider Threat Featured On SBS Summit 2020

The CDSE Insider Threat Division Chief was a featured speaker at the Department of Defense Counter-Insider Threat Social & Behavioral Science Research Summit during its third week.  The topic was "How to Recover from an Incident".  The discussion covered the impacts of insider incidents that can deeply affect organizational trust, morale, recruitment, and organizational culture and addressed the need for building resilient organizations and a resilient workforce that employs a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to insider incident recovery.  Register for free to access materials at

New Micro-Learns: "Espionage Target – You" And "Insider Threat: Resilience"

Counterintelligence and insider threats are often in the news.  While the adversaries may change, some of the methods used to gain our most vital secrets remain the same.  Watch this clip from “Espionage Target: You,” a U.S. Armed Forces training film from 1964.  More than half a century later, many of the collection methods identified are still in use, and these days, the target extends well beyond the DoD.

Resilience allows individuals to bounce back from setbacks and stressful situations.  Without this quality, some people may develop increased risks associated with an insider threat.  This animation demonstrates how building resilience helps individuals develop behaviors, thoughts, and actions that promote personal wellbeing and mental health.

New Insider Threat Case Studies: Nghia Hoang Pho and Hongjin Tan

Check out our new case study library and read two new studies on insiders who mishandled classified information or conducted economic espionage, putting classified information and national security at risk.

Sign Up For Virtual Introduction To SAP!

Registration is now open for the newly developed virtual Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAPs) course (SA101.10) which will run from November 16 - 24! Come join us for this flexible, seven day, virtual course that uses our Collaborative Learning Environment plus recorded and live webinars that make it the closest thing to an in-person course. Seating is limited, register today!

Upcoming Know Your CDSE Speaker Series

CDSE invites you to participate in our upcoming October "Know Your CDSE" Speaker Series. Join these live, interactive, 30 minute events to learn about CDSE's many Cybersecurity, Industrial Security, and Personnel Security courses; performance support tools; and resources available to develop and enhance your Cybersecurity, Industrial Security, Personnel Security programs, knowledge, and skills.

  • Know Your CDSE:  Cybersecurity
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET

  • Know Your CDSE:  Industrial Security
    Thursday, October 8, 2020
    12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET

  • Know Your CDSE:  Personnel Security
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET

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