Security 500  Conference

Security 500  Conference

Security 500 2019 Insider Threat Panel

The Human Element of Insider Threats

How can human behavior be aligned to an insider threat?

Technology lowers the barrier to malicious insider activity but a combination of behavioral and technical aspects are needed to mitigate insider threat incidents.

This panel discussion will focus on how insider threats are a human problem that cannot be solved by technology alone. The panel will provide unique expertise and insight into best practices for preventing, anticipating and responding to the spectrum of Insider Threats related to workplace violence and information security risks. Panelists will also highlight best practices and initiatives for collaboration between the public and private sector in developing insider risk mitigation strategies.

The panel includes current or former members of the FBI’s Cyber Behavioral Analysis Center (CBAC), a unique multi-agency USIC center of excellence providing agile and comprehensive insight into evolving state-sponsored, terrorist, and criminal enterprise cyber threats; as well as the Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC), an  interagency multi-disciplinary task force dedicated to the prevention of targeted violence, the first of its kind security solution in the federal government to counter an emerging threat.

The panelists have personally supervised, designed, and implemented hundreds of risk management plans for potentially violent individuals, including matters involving workplace violence, insider threats, and homegrown violent extremists.  They work closely with the targeted organizations and executives to assess the threat and mitigate the potential losses.


Shawn VanSlyke – Principal, Crisis and Security Consulting, Control Risks


Andre Simons – Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Behavioral Analysis Unit
Michael Rohrs - Principal, Cyber Security - Control Risks
Terri Patterson – Chief of Staff, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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