September 11-12, 2024 | National Housing Center | Washington, D.C.

The Only Whole Community Insider Threat Event | 2 Days, 25+ Speakers & Opportunities for Industry

The 9th Annual Counter-Insider Threat Symposium will bring together leaders and experts across government and industry to discuss the current insider threat environment, and the technologies and policies necessary to disrupt and dismantle those threats and safeguard sensitive information vital to maintain national security.



All information below references the 2023 Symposium. 2024 details coming soon!


2023 Confirmed Speakers Included:

Don Carlos James Blasingame
Assistant Director, Enterprise Threat-Mitigation Directorate, ODNI/NCSC
Director, National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF)

James Shappell, SES
Director, DoD Insider Threat Management Center,
Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA)

Jacqueline Atiles
Director, Insider Threat Program,
Department of State

Delice Bernhard
Executive Director, Global Security,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dr. David Mussington
Executive Assistant Director, Infrastructure Security,
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

JT Mendoza
Head of Global Insider Risk,
Marriott International

Event Moderator:
William Evanina

Founder & CEO, The Evanina Group;
Former Director of the National Counterintelligence Security Center (2014-2021)

Download the 2023 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

As government agencies continue to face data breaches and unauthorized disclosures as a result of insider threats, it has become increasingly important to ensure sufficient investments are being made in advanced counter insider threat programs. Organizations must look at behavioral, financial, and cultural indicators in addition to implementing adequate data security measures.

Insider threats pose a complex and dynamic risk affecting both the public and private domains. In an increasingly active threat landscape, it is necessary that stakeholders and federal agencies are implementing and collaborating on the most effective practices in mitigating insider threats by accounting for new and increased stressors resulting from the decentralization of the workforce, strengthening cybersecurity and data infrastructure, and understanding the increased risk and reality of economic espionage. Attendees will hear from leaders across the federal government, IC, and industry about the need for the development and implementation of a robust counter insider threat strategy across the public and private sectors.

Additionally, DSI will convene several panels of experts across the insider threat management enterprise to discuss the challenges currently being faced in the financial services sector as well as to share their perspectives on the importance of global partnerships in fighting back against insider threats.


Participating Organizations at last year’s event:

DoD & Government: DCSA, NITTF, FBI, ODNI, DHS, USSS, CISA, NCIS, DoD, USCYBERCOM, USMC Insider Threat Program, NARA, DoJ, NGA Counter Insider Threat Office, Department of the Navy, NRO, National Guard, Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), US Army Counterintelligence Command, AFOSI, OUSD (A&S), DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Industry & Academia: DTEX Systems, Forcepoint, BabelStreet, Elder Research, CANDA, Cobwebs, Cogility, FIVECAST, Rubrik, Splunk, Epiq Solutions, SpyCloud, Varonis, IBM, Intellibridge, General Dynamics, MITRE, Ford Motor Company, Amazon, Anduril, ManTech, TransUnion, SAIC, Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems

Download the 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus:

The Counter-Insider Threat Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, product demonstrations, high-visibility branding opportunities, networking receptions, and more Download the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus to learn how you can get involved.


Topics of Discussion Include:

- DoD Vision: Countering Insider Threat for the Current and Future Threat Landscape

- Countering InT Risk in Digital and Traditional Spaces to Protect National Security Systems & Missions

- OSI Mission: Driving Modernization and Innovation to Disrupt Multi-Domain Threats

- Detecting Insider Threat Behaviors Using Social Media Platforms

- Leveraging Global Partnerships for Enhanced, Human-Centric C-InT & Security Solutions

- Delivering Enterprise-Wide Security Solutions for DHS to Protect Against Evolving Threats

- Increasing Insider Threat Resiliency of the Financial Services Sector to Protect Customers & Assets

- Mitigating Insider Threats to Ensure a Culture of Trust at Department of State


At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing insider threat programs.

  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

- DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, IC, DOJ, DHS, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

- DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

- The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD, IC and Federal employees and is considered an educational forum.