In conjunction with National Insider Threat Awareness month, the Defense Department has launched a counter-insider threat program aimed at educating its analysts on how to spot potential threats and suspicious behavior.

“What we are trying to do is tell people if you hear that, if you see that, if you sense that, pay attention to that,” Brad Millick, director of DOD's counter-insider threat program in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, said in a report on the Defense Department website. “To prevent damage and avert casualties, we need the workforce's help.”

Noting that some people are hesitant to report on their coworkers or even themselves, Rebecca Morgan, chief of the insider threat division at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency's Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), said counter-insider threat programs, which are meant to deter, detect, and mitigate risk “are most effective when providing proactive intervention to individuals who are struggling with everyday stress.”

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