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Ignition Guide to Building an Insider Threat Management Program

Published: 15 March 2017

ID: G00363867

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you define the insider threat management program scope, secure senior stakeholders' buy-in, build the insider threat management team structure and processes, and develop the monitoring and investigation mechanisms.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Prepare to Build an Insider Threat Management Program

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Define the Insider Threat Management Program Scope


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Secure Senior Stakeholders' Buy-In


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Build the Insider Threat Management Team Structure and Processes


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Develop the Monitoring and Investigation Mechanism


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Set Up to Measure the Effectiveness of the Insider Threat Management Program

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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