NITSIG Advisory Board



The NITSIG Advisory Board (AB) 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 membership on;

  • Insider Threat Program Development, Implementation & Management

  • Insider Threat Program Working Group / Hub Operation

  • Insider Threat Awareness and Training

  • Insider Threat Risk Mitigation (Assessments & Mitigation Strategies)

  • User Activity Monitoring / Behavioral Analytics Tools

  • Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information / Sensitive Business Information

  • Workplace Violence Guidance / Active Shooter Response Guidance & Training

The NITSIG Advisory Board has established Insider Threat Mitigation Working Groups, focused on the following areas;

  • Insider Threat Program Management / Insider Threat Mitigation Training Standards

  • User Activity Monitoring / Behavioral Analytics Tool Standards



NITSIG Advisory Board Disclaimer

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 work for.

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 NITSIG.

Legal Advice
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 Advisory Board Members



Jim Henderson, CISSP, CCISO - NITSIG Founder, Chairman

CEO of Insider Threat Defense Group, Inc.

Insider Threat Program Development - Management Training Course Instructor

Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor & Mitigation Specialist


  • Mr. Henderson has over 15 years of experience protecting classified information up to the Top Secret SCI Level.

  • Mr. 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 650+ 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 businesses.

  • Over 900+ individuals have attended ITDG training and received Insider Threat Program Manager Certificates.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Henderson previously worked for the DoD Insider Threat Counterintelligence Group (ITCIG) (Contractor), as an Insider Threat Security Analyst. The mission of the ITCIG was to help the DoD design an Insider Threat Program Framework.

  • Mr. Henderson 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.

  • From his 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.


Contact Information

Jim Henderson
888-363-7241 / 561-809-6800



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Dr. Robert Gallagher - NITSIG Advisory Board Member / Scientific - Psychological Advisor
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 six continents.

  • 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 Symposium

    • 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 clients.

Contact Information

Dr. Robert W. Gallagher


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Warren Holt - NITSIG Co-Founder, Advisory Board Member / Technical Advisor
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.


Mr. Holt supported the Insider Threat Program for the White House, as the Technical Director For Data Loss & Insider Threat.

Contact Information
Warren Holt, CISSP


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Todd Masse
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (Laurel, Maryland)
Program Manager, Counterintelligence And Insider Threat
Security Services Department


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Tim Kirkham - NITSIG Advisory Board Member
Global Head of Security Investigations & Insider Risk Management
Security & Resiliency Office

Dell Technologies

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 Investigation programs.

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. investigators.

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Jason Blue - NITSIG Advisory Board Member

Insider Threat Program Manager

Insider Threat Detection Tool Technical Director / Data Analysis




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J.P. LeBlanc - NITSIG Advisory Board Member
Counterintelligence & Insider Threat Program Manager / Senior Official




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Dannie K. Lyvers Jr. - NITSIG Advisory Board Member
Insider Threat Program Senior Official (ITPSO)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Security

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