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Dean Boyd: Federal Gov’t Making ‘Significant Progress’ on Insider Threat

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has said efforts to combat hackers at federal agencies are paying off even with the landscape evolving since the National Insider Threat Program was established in 2011, Federal News Network reported Monday.

Nicole Ogrysko writes that the National Insider Threat Task Force believes responses to the challenge require newer methods, adaptable approaches and fresher insights.

However, Dean Boyd, spokesman for ODNI's National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said federal agencies are already responding to threats to network security.

"The federal government as a whole has made significant progress in the past year," Boyd told Federal News Network.

"These challenges are increasingly being addressed as formal training of insider threat personnel becomes more prevalent," he added.

The task force on Oct. 24 released the Insider Threat Program Maturity Framework, which stipulates requirements for personnel insider threat training and monitoring employee activities and behavior.

 

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