National Counterintelligence and Security Center

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The cyber threat is simultaneously a national & homeland security threat and a counterintelligence problem.  State and non-state actors use digital technologies to achieve economic and military advantage, foment instability, increase control over content in cyberspace and achieve other strategic goals — often faster than our ability to understand the security implications and neutralize the threat.

 

NCSC works with the U.S. Government cyber community and the IC, to provide the CI and security perspective on foreign intelligence and other threat actors’ cyber capabilities and provides context and possible attribution of adversarial cyber activities.

 

Relevant Reports, Briefings & Reading Material:

Provides an indispensable series of basic steps every American can take to safeguard their home networks from cyber intrusions

 

Ci tips for cyber smarts:

 

Other Links:

 

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC)

FBI Cyber Crime

 

This sections provides additional resources that have been developed by our various partners that provide additional information and resources to the Insider Threat Community. Resources include external links, briefings, and documentation.  NITTF would like to thank our partners for sharing their information with the Insider Threat Community.

 

Please click "Name of Resource" to view documents or website. 

 

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EPRM United States Air Force (USAF) PowerPoint Briefing

NOTE: Presentation was made during the NITTF Spring Forum in May 2018.

 

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Insider Threat Mitigation Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Website

NOTE: This website was developed by the department of Homeland Security to discuss the importance of mitigating insider threats.

 

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Planning and Response to an Active Shooter: An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide Interagency Security Committee (DHS ISC) PDF Guide

NOTE: This guidance is designed to be applicable to all buildings and facilities in the United States occupied by Federal employees. Due to the nature of an active shooter event, this document contains guidance for all who might be involved, including law enforcement agencies, facility tenants, and the public.

 

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Insider Threat Awareness Course

Additional Training: http://www.cdse.edu/catalog/insider-threat.html

Defense Security Service (DSS) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) Online Training

NOTE: For agencies without "in house" training for their workforce, the NITTF issued a directive in 2014 for federal agencies to use the Defense Security Service (DSS) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) web-based Insider Threat Awareness course. The DSS CDSE site is open to all government D/As, and certificates are available after course completion.

 

* Materials listed below is for Official Use only and  has not been approved for public release. Please contact the NITTF if you have an official need for this item.

 

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*Civil Liberties and Privacy Training Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Briefing

NOTE: The FBI Office of the General Counsel, Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit, prepared these slides to aid federal departments and agencies (D/As) in training insider threat personnel on civil liberties and privacy laws. NOTE: This training presentation, in and of itself, does not meet the minimum standards.  D/As may incorporate these into their own civil liberties and privacy training with added D/A-specific material from, and with the concurrence of, their general counsel.

 

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*OMBs Role in Federal Cybersecurity Risk Management Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Briefing

NOTE:Presentation was made during the NITTF Fall Forum in November 2017.

 

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*DVE Pilots Summary Department of Defense Briefing

NOTE:Presentation was made during the NITTF Spring Forum in May 2018.

 

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*Risky Business Threats as Opportunity for Innovation Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Briefing

NOTE:Presentation was made during the NITTF Fall Forum in November 2017.

 

This section of the resource library provides the Executive order that establishes the NITTF as well as additional information on key insider threat topics developed by NITTF.  For additional information please contact NITTF.

 

As needed, the NITTF publishes advisories and directives, the former serve to inform, instruct, or guide and the latter to establish a policy, assign responsibilities or define objectives to be followed. In addition, NITTF has fostered the development and publication of policy and programmatic tools such as the Insider Threat Program Cost Model, the Insider Threat Security Classification Guide, and the Guide to Accompany the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards.

 

Directives and Advisories: 


NOTE:
  Materials in the NITTF Resource Library marked with asterisk (*) is For Official Use Only, and has not been approved for public release.  Please contact the NITTF (Hyperlink to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have an official need for this item.

 

For additional information on the National Insider Threat Policy, click on the NITTF Policy & Legal Page.

This section includes learning modules that have developed and shared by NITTF Partners and provides additional insider threat information and training to the Insider Threat Community.  For additional information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

20180516 Insider Threat Module

One of our Intelligence Community partners developed this training to address a variety of insider threat matters such as leaks, spills, espionage, sabotage, and targeted violence. Click on the image to access the module.

 

20180516 Mental Wellness Module

 

This mental wellness training was developed by the Office of Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity to explain challenges our workforce may endure if they are experiencing mental health issues. While there are times when behaviors of security concern overlap with mental disorders and require further review, the overwhelming reason for an employee to visit an agency’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is to have an objective, trained professional help sort out generally temporary and minor emotional problems. Click on the image to access the module.

 

NITTF Endorsed Workforce Training:

In addition to training tailored for your insider threat professionals, the Minimum Standards also require insider threat awareness training for the federal workforce. Many D/As have taken the initiative to develop their own training in line with the standards. For agencies without "in house" training for their workforce, the NITTF issued a directive in 2014 for federal agencies to use the Defense Security Service (DSS) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) web-based Insider Threat Awareness course. The DSS CDSE site is open to all government D/As, and certificates are available after course completion. Additional DSS CDSE training can be found at http://www.cdse.edu/catalog/insider-threat.html

This section of the resource library provides guidance developed and produced by the NITTF, including the Any Given Day Video and the 2017 Insider Threat Guide.  For additional information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NITTF Guides and Multimedia:

2017 NITTF Insider Threat Guide Protect Your Organization Guide
2017 Insider Threat Guide NITTF Government Best Practice
2017 Insider Threat Guide: A Compendium of best practices to accompany the National Insider Threat Minimum Standards Errata
Protect Your Organization from the Inside Out: Government Best Practices (PDF)

 

Any Given Day Video
Any Given Day Video
Click the image to view the video

Any Given Day (VIDEO) is an 8-minute video that was produced to enhance insider threat education and awareness.  It highlights the balance between collecting information and privacy concerns, and presents a side of insider threat programs that is not often considered: protecting national security at the human level.  Executive Order 13587 focuses on safeguarding classified networks and classified information, but it's not just about information;  it's also about protecting people.  NITTF encourages inclusion of this video in your existing training plan for your workforce.

 

NITTF Technical Bulletins

NITTF has developed Technical Bulletins that identify key technical issues in developing an Insider Threat program.  Please click on the NITTF Technical page to review these bulletins.

 

Additional NITTF Guides and Templates

  • Insider Threat Program Inquiries Handbook*
  • Insider Threat Cost Model Template*
  • NITTF 2014 Guide to Accompany the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards*

* This material is For Official Use Only, and has not been approved for public release. Please contact the NITTF if you have an official need for this item.

 

For Additional guidance on Assessment Information please refer to the NITTF Assessment Page.