January 2020

Insider Threat Defined:

“The threat that an insider will use hi/her authorized access, wittingly or unwittingly, to do harm to the security of the United States. This threat can include damage to the United States through espionage, terrorism, unauthorized disclosure of national security information, or through the loss or degradation of departmental resources or capabilities.”

“The term ‘insider threat’ means, with respect to the Department, a threat presented by a person who; (a) has, or once had authorized access to information, a facility, a network, a person, or a resource of the Department and (b) wittingly or unwittingly commits – an act in contravention of law or policy that resulted in, or might result in, harm through the loss or degradation of government or company information, resources, or capabilities, or a destructive act, which may include physical harm to another in the workplace.”