AT-2(2): Insider Threat

Control Family:

Awareness and Training

CSF v1.1 References:


  • Low
  • Moderate
  • High

Previous Version:

Control Statement

Provide literacy training on recognizing and reporting potential indicators of insider threat.

Supplemental Guidance

Potential indicators and possible precursors of insider threat can include behaviors such as inordinate, long-term job dissatisfaction; attempts to gain access to information not required for job performance; unexplained access to financial resources; bullying or harassment of fellow employees; workplace violence; and other serious violations of policies, procedures, directives, regulations, rules, or practices. Literacy training includes how to communicate the concerns of employees and management regarding potential indicators of insider threat through channels established by the organization and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Organizations may consider tailoring insider threat awareness topics to the role. For example, training for managers may be focused on changes in the behavior of team members, while training for employees may be focused on more general observations.