The NITSIG Advisory Board
is comprised of Insider Threat Mitigation Subject Matter Experts, that support U.S.
Government and industry Insider Threat Programs. The goals of the AB are to
support the NITSIG mission, facilitate the sharing of Insider Threat
Mitigation information among the NITSIG membership, and set standards
for various functional areas of Insider Threat Mitigation.
The NITSIG Mission is to provide guidance and training to the
Insider Threat Program
Development, Implementation & Management
Insider Threat Program
Working Group / Hub Operation
Insider Threat Awareness
Insider Threat Risk
Mitigation (Assessments & Mitigation Strategies)
User Activity Monitoring /
Behavioral Analytics Tools
Unclassified Information / Sensitive Business Information
Guidance / Active Shooter Response Guidance & Training
The NITSIG Advisory
Board has established Insider Threat Mitigation Working Groups, focused
on the following areas;
NITSIG Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members (ABM's) have been selected for their Insider
Threat Mitigation Expertise, not because of who they are employed by.
ABM's have received approval from their employer to act as an ABM.
ABM's are participating in their on personal capacity, not as a
representative of their employer.
ABM's are volunteers, and are not paid.
ABM's are bound to the NITSIG ABM Code of Ethics.
Some ABM's are serving in a non-attributable capacity, due to the
sensitive nature of their work, and the organization or company they
ABM's are entitled to their opinions related to Insider Threat
Mitigation, and their opinions may not reflect the opinions of other
ABM's or the NITSIG.
Products And Manufacturers Referenced
Any commercial products, services or manufacturers that may be
referenced by an ABM, is presented for informational purposes only, and
does not constitute product approval or endorsement by the ABM or the
Nothing presented by an ABM or the NITSIG should be construed as
"Binding" legal advice. Please contact your organizations attorney, for
legal advice, or to interpret any U.S. Federal Government laws,
regulations, statutes, etc.
- NITSIG Founder, Chairman
Insider Threat Defense Group, Inc.
Threat Program Development - Management Training Course Instructor
Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor & Mitigation Specialist
Henderson has been responsible for the development, implementation and management of complex
enterprise Insider Threat
Programs, Cyber Security-Information Systems Security Programs,
Information Assurance Programs, for U.S. Government, DoD, IC
Agencies, Cleared Defense Contractors, State Governments, large
and small businesses.
Mr. Henderson has held numerous high
level security positions working for the following government
agencies: U.S. Special Operations Command, Central Intelligence
Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, DoD Insider Threat
Counterintelligence Group, Defense Security Services, Department of
Energy and Health and Human Services.
The ITDG has provided
training and services to
550+ organizations; U.S. Government Agencies (Department of
Defense, Intelligence Community), Defense Contractors, NCMS Members
/ Chapters, Defense Security Service, Critical Infrastructure
Providers, Aviation / Airline Industry, Spacecraft
Manufacturing-Launch Providers, Technology Companies, Banking -
Financial Industry, Health Care Industry, and other large and small
In 2009 NSA awarded the ITDG a contract for an Information Systems Security
Program / Insider Threat Mitigation Training Course. This course was
taught to 100 NSA Security Professionals (ISSM / ISSO), the DoD,
Navy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
National Labs, and to many other organizations.
had the unique opportunity to review and analyze how DoD and
Intelligence Community (IC) Agencies developed, implemented and
managed their Insider Threat Programs, even before National Insider
Threat Policy (NITP) was released. NITP requirements were built off
of existing DoD and IC Agencies Insider Threat Program Frameworks.
extensive experience with the DoD ITCIG, this enabled him to design
and develop a comprehensive, structured and resourceful Insider
Threat Program Development - Management Training Course, that meets and exceeds NITP and NISPOM Conforming
Change 2 requirements.
888-363-7241 / 561-809-6800
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Robert Gallagher - NITSIG Advisory Board Member / Scientific -
Senior Partner / Director Of Psychological Consultation And Training
Guardian Defense Group
Dr. Gallagher has extensive experience exploring the human side of
espionage and insider threat. As a licensed psychologist, former
military intelligence officer and counterintelligence special agent,
he has had the opportunity to study and apply his knowledge of human
dynamics in an array of settings. He has supported both offensive
and defensive intelligence / counterintelligence, SOF and cyber
operations. Additionally, he has personally participated in hundreds
of strategic and tactical military and intelligence operations on
Prior to joining the private sector Dr. Gallagher served as:
Chief of Behavioral Sciences at the Defense Counterintelligence
and HUMINT Center
Founder of the prestigious National Security Psychology
Chief of Enterprise Screening at the Defense Intelligence Agency
Counterintelligence Psychologist with the Office of Security at
the National Security Agency
Special Duty Screener, with the USAF and Air Intelligence Agency
Dr. Gallagher is a Senior
Partner with Guardian Defense Group (GDG)
and Director of
Psychological Consultation and Training. GDG is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
consisting of a unique blend of operational psychologists and former
Special Operations operators supporting the counterintelligence,
security and behavioral science needs of public and private sector
Dr. Robert W. Gallagher
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Board Member / Legal Advisor
Threat Program Legal Consultant / Lawyer (Corporate Legal Services)
Insider Threat Management Group, LLC
Thompson has over 15 years of experience investigating, prosecuting,
and managing insider threats. He is widely recognized for his
insider threat expertise and unparalleled scope and breadth of
Successfully prosecuted numerous economic espionage cases.
investigated several high profile insider threat cases.
Provided expert assessments and briefings on insider threats to
the highest levels of government.
Been a pioneer in the field of insider risk management.
Deep knowledge of how to properly assess insider risks and
create and manage insider threat programs.
Been an experienced trusted broker having advised both
government and corporations on how to effectively prevent,
detect, and mitigate insider threats.
Thompson has served in numerous high profile positions:
Chairman, Insider Threat Mission Group, Office of the Director
of National Intelligence
Insider Threat Program Manager, United States Department of
Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States
Senior Litigation Attorney, United States Department of Defense
Assistant General Counsel, FBI
Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States
Thompson has been involved with creating and managing Insider Threat
Programs for numerous federal agencies. His work with the National
Insider Threat Task Force led to the creation of the National
Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Agencies.
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Warren Holt -
Board Member /
Cyber Security / Insider Threat Expert
Mr. Holt has over
20+ years of Cyber Security and 15+ years of Insider Threat Program
Development experience supporting the federal sector; while at the same
time he has been providing pro-bono consulting guidance to private
industry to include academia at the undergraduate and graduate level.
He recently completed a two year high level assignment supporting the
Executive Office of the President implementing a Data Loss Prevention &
Insider Threat technical capability. His track record of mitigating data
loss and mission compromise is well known and highly respected
throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD).
Mr. Holt is well known within the DoD and IC specifically for his
experience in; Computer Network Defense, Security Control Assessments,
Risk Management Framework (RMF), Complex System Requirements or Cross
Domain Solutions, Security Engineering, Vulnerability Assessments and
Insider Threat Program Creation & Implementation.
One of his highlights was when he was the Technical Director for the
Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES). He led
this $2B+ project that consisted of 12 direct reports and over 200
personnel cross-functionally and cross culturally; ensuring precision,
synergy, accuracy, and full cyber security compliance utilizing a
transformational Risk Management Framework (RMF) strategy.
As a trusted practitioner and thought provoking leader, Mr. Holt’s
“Sphere of Excellence” areas of experience are: Cyber Security, Risk
Assessments, Data Loss Prevention, Project Leadership, Security
Engineering, Relationship Building, Stakeholder Engagements,
Organizational Leadership, Information Assurance, Security Protocol
Governance, Compliance & Regulations and Cross Cultural Communications.
Warren Holt, CISSP
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Tim Kirkham - NITSIG
Advisory Board Member
Head of Security Investigations & Insider Risk Management
Security & Resiliency Office
Tim Kirkham serves as Global Head of Security Investigations and
Insider Risk Management at Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest
technology companies. As leader of Dell’s Security Investigations
service, Tim serves to enhance Dell’s global security investigations
strategy to protect Dell and affiliated non-public subsidiaries,
pursuing both internal and external investigations on behalf of the
company. Tim is also responsible for the development of a Dell wide
Insider Risk Management Program designed to protect Dell’s people,
property and competitive advantage to include protection of trade
secrets, intellectual property and confidential information.
Prior to joining Dell, Tim served as Executive Director of Global
Investigations at Caterpillar Inc. where he developed an enterprise-wide
Insider Threat Program, standardized the corporate investigations
process, and led all corporate investigations. Tim also led
Caterpillar’s Data Privacy, Electronic Discovery, and Forensic
In the public sector, Tim served over 29 years in law enforcement, 20
years of which was in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where
he led counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence missions throughout
the Middle East, Western Asia and North Africa. Tim spent over 10 years
abroad leading and investigating some of the FBI’s and the world’s most
significant cases and In 2009, received the U.S. Attorney General’s
Award for Outstanding Investigation, the highest honor awarded to U.S.
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J.P. LeBlanc - NITSIG
Advisory Board Member
Counterintelligence & Insider Threat Program Manager / Senior Official
Dannie K. Lyvers
Jr. - NITSIG Advisory Board Member
Insider Threat Program Senior Official (ITPSO)
Georgia Institute of Technology