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Insider Threat Training Academy Launches Online Training Platform

November 2, 2016 - Washington, DC - Insider Threat Training Academy ( announced the launching of a one-of-a-kind online training platform dedicated to training corporate and government security, human resource, and risk management professionals on a range of insider threat related topics.


Executive Director, Shawn Thompson said, "The need for trained insider threat professionals is on the rise. Recent insider breaches are increasing regulatory and legal scrutiny, forcing the creation of formal insider threat programs. Businesses and government agencies alike are discovering, however, that there is a severe shortage of trained insider threat analysts, investigators, and managers to staff these programs. Traditional cyber security skills or law enforcement experience is simply not enough. Effective insider threat management requires a broad and diverse set of skills and experiences that go beyond basic network security and criminal investigative experience. ITTA seeks to fill this need by providing relevant and practical insider threat training courses developed by bona fide insider threat experts."


ITTA provides students with three certificate programs – Insider Threat Program ManagerInsider Threat Analyst, and Insider Threat Investigator. Certificates can be earned by completing courses covering a broad range of topics including: risk management, risk assessment, employee monitoring, investigations, vetting and evaluation, behavioral indicators, and insider threat law issues, among others. ITTA courses are organized into five curriculum objectives – Insider Risk Governance, Knowing Your People, Knowing Your Assets, Obtaining Visibility, and Incident Response. Students can learn everything about insider threats from how to create and manage an insider threat program, how to spot the behavioral indicators of an insider threat, the tactics, techniques, and procedures that insider threats employ, or how to lawfully monitor and investigate employees.


ITTA's online platform can be accessed with any Internet browser with no additional software required. ITTA courses are delivered via live interactive one-hour webinars, 2 or 3-hour workshops, or multiple hour seminar training blocks. All ITTA instructors are certified insider threat experts with decades of practical experience analyzing, investigating, and managing insider threats.


About Insider Threat Training Academy

ITTA is a division of Insider Threat Management Group, LLC (, a leading provider of insider threat management services. ITTA and ITMG were founded by Shawn Thompson, insider threat expert and noted author, who is a licensed attorney and former federal prosecutor, Special Agent, and Insider Threat Program Manager with nearly 20 years of insider risk management experience. Mr. Thompson is the author of the recently released e-book entitled "Insider Threat Program – Your 90 Day Plan." ITTA leverages the vast network of insider threat experts of ITMG and its premier partner, Insider Threat Defense, Inc.