Insider Threat Summit

Advancing Policy and Technology to Detect and Mitigate Insider Threat

Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

NEXT ITERATION: October 2017

DSI’s one day Insider Threat Summit is designed as an educational and trainingTown Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across DHS, DoD, IC, Federal and State Agencies, Industry and Academia can come together for actionable discussions and debate.

This One Day symposium will focus on policy, operations, and technology designed to detect and defend against insider threat.

April 2017 Iteration Speakers Included:

William Evanina, National Counterintelligence Executive and Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Carrie Wibben, Director, Counterintelligence and Security, USD(I)

Michael Seage, Director, DoD Insider Threat Management Analysis Center, DSS

Robert Rohrer, Technical Team Director, National Insider Threat Task Force

Joo Chung, Director, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer

Dale Killinger, Section Chief, Insider Threat Center, FBI

David Mayfield, US Army Office of the General Counsel

Bob Lamon, Director, Insider Threat Office, NGA

Sean Thrash, Program Manager, DHS Insider Threat Program


Why You Should Attend This Year’s Summit

  • The Insider Threat Summit will bring together senior members of the IC, particularly those involved in Counterintelligence and defending against insider threat. The 2017 Symposium will include presentations from IC Agencies, NCSC, and industry leaders.
  • Insider threat represents perhaps the most complex threat that Government Agencies face. National Security Agencies are effective at limiting threats during the hiring process through extensive background checks and evaluation of lifestyle. Following successful screening, employees are granted a level of trust and access.
  • Very few applicants for National Security positions begin with an intent to do harm to the organization. This makes it nearly impossible to identify who might become a threat to the agency in the future. Most cases of insider misconduct happen long after the initial hire date.
  • Circumstances that lead to insider misconduct can often be very personal and difficult for an agency to detect. This event will provide best practices, policies, and technology to improve the US Government’s ability to prevent and mitigate insider threat.

Topics to be covered at the 2017 Summit

– Building and Ensuring a Trusted Workforce

– Leveraging Technology and Advanced Computing to Detect Behavior Anomalies before a Malicious Act Occurs

– Implementing an Insider Threat Program

– Monitoring Employee Behavior to Identify Early Indicators of Possible Insider Threats

– Balancing Civil Rights with the Need for Organizational Security

– Mitigating the Effects of a Malicious Event


At our Summit you will have the ability to:

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

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover new advances in unmanned systems in support of US Military operations.

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 Summit directly supports DoD, Military Services and federal 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 Summit 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.
  • This Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)



Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

  • This Summit offers several distinct opportunities for a few organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the Summit subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role.
  • If you are an organization that would like to learn more about how you can be involved, please visit us at: Sponsors and Supporters Page




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DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.