Proceedings Of The Marine

WIN 2015

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80 Proceedings Winter 2014 – 2015 training, and such. Everyone has to be "all in" to protect your mission capabilities from insider threats. Train and practice: Start a proactive training system. A well-trained staff, capable of recognizing anomalous peer behavior, can greatly enhance security. Some of the simplest programs such as, "If you see something, say something," can mean the difference between an effec- tive intervention or a future active shooter situation. Once personnel have been trained on insider threat detection and effective responses, the organization as a whole must practice those response plans. This is particularly impor- tant regarding an insider active shooter. All crew mem- bers must know their role, response actions, and specif c defensive techniques and procedures in these life-threat- ening situations. Communicate: It is vital that senior leaders stress the need for the Coast Guard to look after its own. Personnel who see the value of helping each other will be much more effective in the early identif cation of others who need assistance. Emphasis on getting any and all personnel help when needed will set the tone for the entire unit. They will quickly see that identifying those in need and getting them help is a posi- tive and appreciated action. About the author: Colonel (ret.) Steve Coppinger, USAF, served as a special agent in the Air Force Off ce of Special Investigations. He is currently an executive director for CACI Inc., and helps government organizations protect and defend against insider threats. Endnotes: 1. Black, J. Virginia Truck Driver Shot Sailor at Norfolk Base, Navy Says. NBC News, March 27, 2014. Available at driver-shot-sailor-norfolk-base-navy-says-n64191. Ackerman, S. US sailor shot dead aboard destroyer at Naval Station Norfolk. The Guard- ian, March 25, 2014. Available at naval-station-norfolk-us-sailor-shot-dead. 2. Yadron, D. Navy Systems Administrator Arrested on Hacking Charge. Dow Jones Business News, May 5, 2014. Available at administrator-arrested-on-hacking-charges-20140505-01561#ixzz317WZguJn. 3. Recognizing different types of insiders. Kaspersky Labs, Securelist,2014. Available at 4. Gelles, Dr. M, and Tara Mahoutchian. Mitigating the Insider Threat — Building a Secure Workforce. Deloitte Consulting, March 2012. Available at http://csrc.nist. gov/organizations/f ssea/2012-conference/presentations/f ssea-conference-2012_ mahoutchian-and-gelles.pdf. 5. Ibid. Combining the elements above with other factors, such as the length of an employee's career, the employee's amount of access to classif ed data and results of a background check should give leaders and supervisors a fair idea of which employees are most likely to become an insider threat, or even commit an insider attack. What should leaders do? The U.S. government, plus vari- ous departments and agencies are quickly rolling out man- dated insider threat detection and mitigation requirements, especially for orga n izat ions with intelligence programs or other sensitive missions. For commanders and supervi- sors in a maritime environment, action to counter insider threats is vital. Here are some key steps for preparing the ship and crew to effectively mitigate insider threats: Preparation: Appoint an experienced staff off cer as the insider threat lead, responsible for learning about U.S. gov- ernment insider threat mandates and policies. This person will be the main source of insider threat detection program (ITDP) updates, new policies, and emerging ITDP tools, techniques, and procedures. Organize: Get your command in line with current USCG guidelines for an effective ITDP effort. Stopping insider threats is a team effort. It requires all the skills and capa- bilities of your staff: command element, security, person- nel, law enforcement, counterintelligence, legal, medical, Tactical Law Enforcement Team South members participate in a law enforce- ment active shooter emergency response class. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Off cer Michael Anderson. "What we're not doing here is look- ing to profile anyone, or point the finger at anyone. What we're trying to do is look for anomalous behav- iors. Those are behaviors that begin to look very different than what a person has been normally doing." — Dr. Michael Gelles, Deloitte Consulting

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