The Threat Lab was founded in 2018 by The Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC) to incorporate the social and behavioral sciences into the mission space. The products are made possible by the support of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center’s National Insider Threat Task Force. The Threat Lab’s resources are designed to help counter-insider threat professionals detect, deter, and mitigate the threat posed by an insider.
The Threat Lab integrates Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) research into counter-insider threat operations through delivery of relevant artifacts and develops empirically-based training, education, and professionalization materials, including live workshops, pre-recorded videos, and courses intended to be used as Professional Development Units (PDUs). The Center for Development of Security Excellence currently hosts many of these products.