Insider Threat and Cybersecurity
Cyber threats arise from numerous sources, including state actors, terrorist groups, criminals, hackers, business competitors, and even trusted insiders. In fact, it's trusted insiders that may pose the most significant threats. Whether as a malicious act —the deliberate exfiltration of information or introduction of malware or other harmful code —or inadvertent actions by careless employees, the greatest threat to an organization's information system is often on the inside. Join Rebecca Morgan, Deputy Assistant Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center for a discussion on insider threat mitigation in cybersecurity. Ms. Morgan will address the current risk environment, including heightened vulnerabilities created by the Global Pandemic; identify potential threats posed by trusted insiders and the adversaries who seek to co-opt or exploit them; and share best practices and resources available to mitigate the risk.
Ms. Rebecca Morgan
Ms. Rebecca Morgan serves as the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Deputy Assistant Director for Enterprise Threat Mitigation and as the Deputy Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). NITTF is an interagency task force co-chaired by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Department of Justice.
Ms. Morgan has over three decades of experience in counterintelligence, security, and insider threat including investigations, operations, and analysis serving as a Special Agent, Intelligence Operations Specialist, Senior Intelligence Advisor, and instructor within the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. Ms. Morgan holds an MA in Forensic Corporate Espionage Investigation from The George Washington University and a BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Northeastern Illinois University. Her dedication to duty and ability to innovate have resulted in numerous performance awards and accolades: CI Educator of the Year by the Director of National Intelligence (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020); the DIA CI and HUMINT Trainer of the year (2014, 2015, 2018); DoD “Unsung Hero” by Secretary of Defense William Cohen (2000); and recognized by Security Magazine as one of "The Most Influential People in Security 2020". She holds SAPPC, SFPC, CINT-F, CINT-A, and DoD Forensic Media Examiner certifications.