Understanding the Real Risk Factors for an Insider Threat

Insider threats are a major risk to all companies, not just those in the national security space. But it’s important to know who the threat actors are – and why they’re acting. Dr. Eric Lang, director of the DoD Personnel and Security Research Center, or PERSEREC, discusses his work on insider threat, and why non-malicious actors are as concerning as the headline grabbing cases we see. You can read more in his 7 Science-Based Commandments for Understanding and Countering Insider Threats.  

In the second half of the program we talk about the always hot topic of sexual behavior and your security clearance. Attorney Sean Bigley and ClearanceJobs’ Lindy Kyzer discuss why in an era where sexual stigma seems largely nonexistent, is sexual behavior still a security clearance adjudicative guideline.