September 27-28, 2023 | Capital Turnaround, Washington, D.C.

The Only Whole-of-Community Insider Threat Event | 2 Days, 20+ Speakers & Opportunities for Industry

The 7th Annual Counter-Insider Threat Symposium will convene senior-level officials from across the US Government, Industry, & Academia to discuss the strategies, technologies, and policies necessary to detect, deter, prevent, and defend against insider threats in all its forms.

2022 Confirmed Speakers Included:

William Lietzau, SES

Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency

Rebecca Morgan

Acting Director, National Insider Threat Task Force,
National Counterintelligence and Security Center

James Shappell

Director, DoD Insider Threat Management Center
Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency

Jennifer Link

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer,
Central Intelligence Agency

Rachel Rojas

Assistant Director, Insider Threat Office,
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sean Thrash

Insider Threat Program Manager,
Department of Homeland Security

Delice Bernhard

Executive Director, Global Security,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Download the 2022 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

The 2022 Counter Insider Threat Symposium will focus on the plans, procedures, technologies, essential for identifying, preventing, and protecting against insider risks. Accelerating the implementation of effective insider threat programs and solutions is a main priority for the US Government and private sector. According to the 2022 Cost of Insider Threats Global Report released by the Ponemon Institute, insider threats have increased in frequency and cost over the last years. The report determined InT incidents are up 44% in 2022, the time to contain an InT increased from 77 days to 85 days, negligent insiders accounted for 56% of all InT incidents ($484,931 per incident), and malicious insiders caused 26% of InT incidents, costing $648,062 per incident. This year’s event will convene speakers from the DoD, DHS, IC, Federal Agencies, Industry, and Academia to discuss the current strategies and programs designed to mitigate the threats of today and examine the ways to prevent the threats of tomorrow.

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 ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, correcting any flaws with remote work, strengthening cybersecurity and data infrastructure, and understanding the increased risk and reality of economic espionage. The 2022 Symposium will also feature a panel that will examine the intersection of insider threats and the financial services industry. Specifically, panelists will discuss the development of their respective insider threat programs, insider risks, and efforts in mitigating the threats of today to the critical financial industry. Speakers will highlight the issues in developing operational insider threat programs, the innovative technologies necessary to deter threats, and the significance of public-private partnerships in addressing the challenges faced by both sectors.


Topics of Discussion Include:

– Countering insider threats to support the USG’s efforts to strengthen critical counterintelligence and security programs

– Enhancing government-wide insider threat program frameworks to address and mitigate current and future risks

– Protecting the integrity and trustworthiness of the federal workforce

– Developing DHS’s insider threat program to address domestic extremism

– Ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability across the CIA to counter insider threats

– Enabling AFOSI efforts to detect, deter, and mitigate insider threat activity

– Preserving Naval and Marine Corps superiority through the identification and detection of potential risks across the threat spectrum

– Integrating the social and behavioral sciences as an integral component of every insider threat program

– Facilitating insider threat prevention in the energy sector


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.