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Security professionals now have a way to become certified in preventing insider threats through the Global Counter Insider Threat Professional (GCITP) Program. This program has been formally launched through the University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), in partnership with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSD (I&S)). This Counter-Insider Threat program is the first C-InT certification program developed and made available to both government and private industry professionals.

With the rise of classified information being released into the public domain and causing great damage to the interests and activities of U.S. and Allied forces across the world, the program was created under executive order.

The program’s goal is to deter, detect and mitigate actions by employees presenting a threat to national security. The order also established the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) as the government-wide means for assisting departments and agencies as they develop and implement their own C-InT programs.

Over the last several years, the Department of Defense, OUSD (I&S) and Department of Defense have worked together to bring all department and agencies into compliance and standardize and professionalize the C-InT workforce across the federal government.

The program will be overseen by ARLIS. To learn more about the program, visit the website here.