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Georgia Tech Professional Education

Protecting Your Organization From Insider Threats

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In today’s information-centric environment, protecting organizational data from deliberate or unintentional disclosure is paramount. While most organizations focus on protecting their critical assets and data from external threats, they may overlook the threats originating from inside their walls. Insiders have the potential to cause severe financial and reputational harm to an organization. This class, Protecting Your Organization from Insider Threats, will provide a foundational understanding of the insider threat and how an organization can protect itself from that threat. Discussions and activities will provide you with the tools and knowledge to design and implement an effective insider threat program tailored to your organization.

What You Will Learn

  • The insider threat landscape
  • Insider threat incident case studies and potential scenarios
  • Insider threat countermeasures
  • Technical, physical, and administrative controls
  • Insider threat program design
  • Insider threat risk and program effectiveness measurement

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain the tools and knowledge to recognize, assess, design, and implement an effective insider threat program tailored to your organization.
  • Learn how to protect your organization from an insider threat.

Course Content


  • Insider threat landscape
  • Insider threat actors
  • Case studies


  • Regulatory requirements
  • Keys to success
  • Common challenges


  • Qualitative measurements
  • Quantitative measurements
  • Workshop


  • Technical controls
  • Physical and administrative controls
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  • Measuring program effectiveness
  • Insider threat program roadmap
  • Threat program frameworks
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Who should attend

This course is designed for chief information security officers, information security professionals, risk officers, physical security professionals, human resources professionals, program managers, and others responsible for identifying and mitigating the insider threat for their organization.


Barbara Fox (CISSP) is a Research Scientist in the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL). Her research focuses on risk management, emerging threats, malware analysis, and insider threat. Ms. Fox combines a rich background in instructio...
Holly Dragoo is a Research Associate in the Threat Intelligence Branch of the Cyber Technology and Information Security Lab (CTISL) at GTRI. Previously, Ms. Dragoo conducted strategic policy research for the James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies (CNS), and spent 12 years in communicat...
Noah Tobin is the associate branch head of the Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA) branch in the Emerging Threats and Countermeasures (ETCM) division of CTISL. At ETCM Mr. Tobin has assisted various government agencies and industry partners with critical data protection, risk analysis, and insider ...
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