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CERT Insider Threat Center

This booklet describes the CERT Insider Threat Center's purpose, products, and services, including assessments, workshops, courses, and certificate programs.

Software Engineering Institute


At the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI), we are devoted to combatting cybersecurity issues. Our research has uncovered information that can help you identify potential and realized insider threats in your organization, institute ways to prevent them, and establish processes to deal with them if they do happen.

Besides our research, you can also benefit from the assessments, courses, and certificates we offer. You can ask us to assess your organization to find out how likely it is to be a victim of insider threats or how well your insider threat program is working. Our courses help you understand the nature of insider threats and what to do about them. Our certificates enable you to become an expert in the field of insider threat.

The nature of insider threats is different from other cybersecurity challenges; these threats require a different strategy for preventing and addressing them. In this booklet, we explain what insider threats are and show you how you can form a strategy to best help your organization tackle them.