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Executive Order (E.O.) 13587 (PDF) and the National Insider Threat Policy (PDF) directed the NITTF to develop a Government-wide policy for the deterrence, detection, and mitigation of insider threats, and, in coordination with appropriate agencies, develop minimum standards and guidance for implementation of the insider threat program’s Government-wide policy, both of which were signed by the President on 21 November 2012. The NITTF continually monitors these two foundational and dynamic documents, in collaboration with departments and agencies (D/A), to ensure they are meeting D/A needs as they develop and implement their insider threat programs.

 

NITTF promotes interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration across the executive branch of the U.S. Government with the Committee on National Security Systems and the National Institute of Standards and Technology publications on a range of related issues including continuous evaluation, privileged users, and privacy and civil liberties. The NITTF also ensures National Policy is aligned with D/A policy.

 

NITTF Core Documents

Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Documents

 

Additional Insider Threat Related Documents

 

 

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NCSC Mission

Lead and support the U.S. Government’s counterintelligence (CI) and security activities critical to protecting our nation; provide CI outreach to U.S. private sector entities at risk of foreign intelligence penetration; and issue public warnings regarding intelligence threats to the U.S.

NCSC Vision

NCSC is the nation’s premier source for counterintelligence and security expertise and a trusted mission partner in protecting America against foreign and other adversarial threats.

Strategic Goals

  • Goal 1:  Advance our Knowledge of, and our Ability to Counter Foreign and Other Adversarial Threats and Incidents
  • Goal 2:  Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure, Facilities, Classified Networks, Sensitive Information, and Personnel
  • Goal 3:  Advance our Counterintelligence and Security Mission and Optimize Enterprise Capabilities through Partnerships
  • Goal 4:  Strengthen our Effectiveness through Stakeholder Engagement, Governance, and Advocacy
  • Goal 5:  Achieve our Mission through Organizational Excellence

Leadership

William R. Evanina, Director, NCSC

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NITTF Mission

The primary mission of the NITTF is to develop a Government-wide insider threat program for deterring, detecting, and mitigating insider threats, including the safeguarding of classified information from exploitation, compromise, or other unauthorized disclosure, taking into account risk levels, as well as the distinct needs, missions, and systems of individual agencies.


Establishment of NITTF

In October 2011, the president issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13587 (PDF) establishing the [National] Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) under joint leadership of the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. The president directed federal departments and agencies with access to classified information to establish insider threat detection and prevention programs, and the NITTF to assist agencies in developing and implementing these programs. In November 2012, following an extensive interagency coordination and vetting process, the president issued the National Insider Threat Policy and the Minimum Standards (PDF) via a Presidential Memorandum.


NITTF Announcements:

Please refer to this section for any updates on the NITTF program and upcoming events.


NITTF Products and Resources:

Provided below are some resources NITTF has available to the Inside Threat Community.  To view additional resources please view our NITTF Resources Library.

 

NITTF Insider Threat Guide Protect Your Organization Guide
2017 Insider Threat Guide NITTF Government Best Practice
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Any Given Day Video
Any Given Day Video
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Insider Threat Training Mental Wellness Module
20180516 Insider Threat Module 20180516 Mental Wellness Module
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NCSC Awareness Materials

 

Foreign intelligence entities, which may include foreign governments, corporations, and their proxies, are actively targeting information, assets, and technologies that are vital to both U.S. national security and our global competitiveness. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is dedicated to raising awareness among government employees and private industry about these foreign intelligence threats, the risks they pose, and the defensive measures necessary for individuals and organizations to safeguard that which has been entrusted to their protection.

 

The following products will enable personnel to better understand these threats and provide guidance and tips for protecting the sensitive information, assets, technologies, and networks to which employees have access.  It will also serve to help them protect their personal, confidential information that may be used by others to gain their trust.

 

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