DoD Works to Raise Insider Threat Awareness to Safeguard National Security

Jeff Brody

The Department of Defense is collaborating with intelligence and law enforcement agencies to educate government employees on how to detect and mitigate insider threats that pose national security risks. The Pentagon said Tuesday that the National Counterintelligence and Security Center designated September as the National Insider Threat Awareness Month to highlight the importance of detecting and deterring unauthorized access to national security information.

DoD said that proactive disclosure of insider threats could prevent loss of classified information and minimize damage to national security.

“We challenge all Americans to help protect, preserve and strengthen our public and private organizations by learning to recognize and report potential risk indicators,” said Garry Reid, director of defense intelligence at DoD.

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