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The CERT Division's National Insider Threat Center (NITC) Symposium

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Addressing the Challenges of Maturing an Insider Threat (Risk) Program

On May 10, 2019, the Software Engineering Institute's National Insider Threat Center (NITC) will host the 6th Annual Insider Threat Symposium, with this year's theme, "Maturing Your Insider Threat (Risk) Program." The purpose of the symposium is to bring together practitioners on the front lines of insider threat mitigation to discuss the challenges and successes of maturing their insider threat (risk) programs. You will have opportunity to learn from others how to move beyond the initial operating capacity of your program.

National Insider Threat Symposium.

This event will be open to the Department of Defense, U.S. and international governments, and public-sector insider threat communities, with presentations and panel sessions from government, industry, and academia. We anticipate over 225 security professionals will attend, evenly split across industry and government, with no participation by the media. This will be an ideal venue for honest and open discussions about the challenges facing organizations as they attempt to stand up and improve insider threat mitigation programs.

Our mission at the NITC is to assist in the development, implementation, and measurement of effective insider threat programs by performing research, modeling, analysis, and outreach to define socio-technical best practices, to assist organizations in deterring, detecting, and responding to evolving insider threats.

May 10, 2019
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 - 4:00 pm Symposium

NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA


Registration to this event is free, but space is limited to the first 225 registrants. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Where to Stay:
Hotel accommodations in the Arlington, VA area

Preliminary Event Agenda:

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome / Introduction

· Mr. Randall Trzeciak, Director - CERT National Insider Threat Center

8:45 - 9:15

Community Updates

· OUSD(I) - Mr. Jeffrey Smith

· DoD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center (DITMAC) - Ms. Delice-Nicole Bernhard

· National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) - Ms. Pamela Prewitt

· Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) - Mr. Sandy MacIsaac

9:15 - 10:00

Facilitating Insider Threat Analysis Using OCTACVE FORTE

· Mr. Brett Tucker - Software Engineering Institute / CERT Division

· Mr. Randall Trzeciak - (Software Engineering Institute / CERT Division)

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Address

· U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA) - (INVITED)

10:30 - 10:45

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:30

Insider Threat Program Maturity Framework

· Ms. Pamela Prewitt - National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF)

11:30 - 12:00

2019 Verizon Insider Threat Report

· Mr. John Grim - Senior Manager, Verizon Security Research

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:30

Maturing an Insider Threat Program - An Industry Perspective

· Mr. Douglas Thomas - Director, CI Operations & Corporate Investigations, Lockheed Martin Corporation

1:30 - 2:15

Maturing an Insider Threat Program- Incorporating Behavioral Analytics

· Dr. Christopher Myers - Chief, Behavioral Science Division, National Geospatial Agency (INVITED)

2:15 - 2:30

Afternoon Break

2:30 - 3:15

Maturing an Insider Threat Program- Utilizing Machine Learning for Insider Anomaly Detection

· To Be Determined

3:15 - 3:45

Maturing an Insider Threat Program - A Government Perspective

· Mr. Andrew Jordan - Insider Threat Program Manager, Marine Corp Intelligence Activity

3:45 - 4:00

Closing Remarks

· Mr. Daniel Costa, Technical Team Lead - CERT National Insider Threat Center

We hope to see you at this important event on May 10th in Arlington VA.

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