This course meets all the requirements set forth as minimum standards for the Insider Threat Program established by the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), specifically to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security. All employees attending the training are provided access to SpyPedia for one year and will receive a weekly summary of insider threat issues.Learn more.
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VEHICLE AND KNIFE TERROR ATTACK AGAINST OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY:
On 28 November, 13 were wounded after Abdul Razak Ali ARTAN (18), a Somali refugee attending Ohio State University, rammed a Honda Civic into pedestrians near Watts Hall at the university, and then widely slashed at them with a butcher knife. About a minute, a police officer engaged ARTAN and killed him. Prior to the attack, ARTAN wrote a Facebook rant denouncing U.S. foreign policy and referencing Anwar AL-AWLAKI. ISIS and other terrorist groups have urged Muslims to conduct vehicle terror attacks, and in July 2016, dozens were killed following a truck attack in Nice, France. The Islamic State later claimed that ARTAN was a soldier of the group.
1997: Peter LEE, a nuclear physicist who worked at key US research facilities for 30 years, plead guilty to two felony counts: one for passing national defense information and the other for providing false statements to the US government. He admitted that in 1985, while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he traveled to China and knowingly discussed classified nuclear information with a group of 30 Chinese scientists.
"This case represents the first time we have seen the very real and dangerous national security cyber threat that results from the combination of terrorism and hacking. This was a wake-up call not only to those of us in law enforcement, but also to those in private industry. This successful prosecution also sends a message to those around the world that, if you provide material support to designated foreign terrorist organizations and assist them with their deadly attack planning, you will have nowhere to hide. As this case shows, we will reach half-way around the world if necessary to hold accountable those who engage in this type of activity." - Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin, 23 September 2016.