NATIONAL INSIDER THREAT AWARENESS MONTH CLOSE OUT

Center for Development of Security Excellence

The end of September marks a close out of the third annual National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM). The purpose of NITAM was to increase awareness of insider threats (InT) in order to help maintain our personal safety, economy, and national security. To learn more about how you and your organization can continue to promote insider threat awareness throughout the year, visit our updated NITAM website (https://www.cdse.edu/itawareness/index.html) and insider threat catalog page (https://www.cdse.edu/Training/Insider-Threat/) to access training, products, posters, case studies, and more.


2021 INSIDER THREAT VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The 2021 Insider Threat Virtual Conference was held on September 2, 2021. The conference was open to
security professionals in government and industry and was jointly hosted by DCSA and OUSD(I&S). The
event brought security professionals and policy makers from across the U.S. government and industry together to kick off the NITAM campaign. The theme for this year’s conference and campaign was “Workplace Culture and Insider Threat.” If you missed the conference, or would like revisit the presentations, the recordings will be available in the next few weeks.


PERSEREC COUNTER-INSIDER THREAT SUMMIT RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

The Counter-Insider Threat (C-InT) Social & Behavioral Science (SBS) Summit 2021 was The Threat Lab’s contribution to National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM). This 30-day virtual C-InT SBS Summit was designed to deploy and share knowledge, strengthen relationships across the global C-InT Community of Practice, and integrate research into operations through delivery of relevant artifacts. This year’s theme was Cultural Intelligence: why it matters to the counter-insider threat mission space, what it means, and how it can improve our efforts to detect, mitigate, and prevent concerning behavior. Although NITAM 2021 has come to a close, the summit website will remain available. You can still register and view the recorded presentations. Visit https://sbssummit.com to access the summit products.


THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (COE) TO VIRTUALLY HOLD THE CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SECURITY EXCELLENCE (CDSE) ACCREDITATION REAFFIRMATION REVIEW, NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 3, 2021

CDSE hereby announces it will host a virtual review for accreditation reaffirmation with COE. Persons wishing to make comments should write to: Executive Director, Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments via the Council website (www.council.org). Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.


STEPP NOTICE

The Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) will undergo maintenance and will be inaccessible on the following date:

Date: September 30 – October 1, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET
Duration: 6 hours
Reason: systems maintenance

During this window, STEPP users will be unable to access the system.
Also, note STEPP has a daily maintenance backup from 1:00 AM to 1:30 am ET.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


SEPTEMBER PULSE: CDSE SECURITY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER

We recently released the CDSE Pulse, a monthly security awareness newsletter that features topics of interest to the security community. The September newsletter focused on Insider Threat. Check out all the newsletters in the DCSA Electronic Reading Room or subscribe/update your current subscription to get the newsletter sent directly to your inbox by submitting your email address to CDSE News!


CDSE WEBSITE MIGRATION

Our website recently migrated to a new web-hosting platform. While our homepage URL (www.cdse.edu) is the same, the rest of the website URLs have changed. This may impact your “Favorite” or “Bookmark” pages. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and thank you for your understanding.


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