IR-4(7): Insider Threats – Intra-organization Coordination

Control Family:

Incident Response


(Not part of any baseline)

Previous Version:

Control Statement

Coordinate an incident handling capability for insider threats that includes the following organizational entities [Assignment: organization-defined entities].

Supplemental Guidance

Incident handling for insider threat incidents (e.g., preparation, detection and analysis, containment, eradication, and recovery) requires coordination among many organizational entities, including mission or business owners, system owners, human resources offices, procurement offices, personnel offices, physical security offices, senior agency information security officer, operations personnel, risk executive (function), senior agency official for privacy, and legal counsel. In addition, organizations may require external support from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.