Great to hear DLA as one of the first in DoD to build an integrated insider threat program. It's not just about reviewing insider threat indicators in isolation, it's about seeing the forest through the trees. It's about adding up indicators across many different aspects of an employee's life to determine threat potential.
DLA Intelligence’s insider-threat program manager, Jimmy Dyer, comments that "A person isn’t necessarily a threat if he or she has experienced a number of stressors or had an isolated outburst... It’s all about aggregating information… Sometimes life events cause us to do things that we wouldn’t ordinarily do.
Employee access to information system privileges or security clearances might also serve as indicators. That’s going to elevate the threat, because now that employee has access to national security information. Looking at these factors together allows the team to better protect agency employees."