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The President of the Insider Threat Defense Group (ITDG) is Mr. Jim Henderson, The ITDG was founded in 2009 (ITDG Overview). Our office is located 10 minutes South of West Palm Beach, Florida. We are a U.S. based company and provide our services worldwide.

The ITDG has assisted 675+ organizations (U.S. Government, Private Sector) with developing, implementing, managing and optimizing their Insider Risk Management Programs.

Over 1000+ individuals have attended our highly sought after Insider Threat Program (ITP) Development, Management & Optimization Training Course, and we have issued them ITP Manager Certificates / Credentials. The ITDG is so confident about our training courses that they comes with a money back training guarantee.

The ITDG exceeds compliance regulations and helps organizations create comprehensive, robust and effective Insider Risk Management Programs. (Compliance Does Not Equal A Robust Security Posture For Insider Risk Management)

The ITDG are experts at building Insider Threat Programs (For U.S. Government Agencies, Defense Contractors) and Insider Risk Management Programs for Fortune 100 / 500 companies and others. We know what the many internal challenges are that an Insider Risk Program Manager may face. There are many interconnected cross departmental components and complexities that are needed for comprehensive Insider Risk Management. We will provide the training, guidance and resources to ensure that the Insider Risk Program Manager and key stakeholders are universally aligned from an enterprise / holistic perspective to detect and mitigate Insider Risks and Threats.

Conducted Via Classroom / Onsite / Web Based

  • Executive Management & Stakeholder Briefings For IRM
  • IRM Program Training & Workshops For C-Suite, Insider Risk Program Manager / Working Group, Insider Threat Analysts & Investigators
  • IRM Program Development, Management & Optimization Training & Related Courses
  • Insider Risk – Threat Vulnerability Assessments
  • IRM Program Evaluation, Gap Analysis & Strategic Planning Guidance
  • Insider Threat Awareness Training For Employees’
  • Insider Threat Detection Tool Gap Analysis & Pre-Purchasing Guidance / Solutions
  • Data Exfiltration Assessment (Executing The Malicious Insiders Playbook Of Tactics)
  • Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures Inspections (Covert Audio / Video Device Detection)
    Employee Continuous Monitoring & Reporting Services (External Data Sources)
  • Customized IRM Consulting Services For Our Clients

The foundations and comprehensive nature of the training and consulting services offered by the ITDG, come from our 15+ years of extensive experience in the field of IRM.

From 2009 to 2011, the ITDG provided expert guidance to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community Agencies (ICA’s) on Insider Threat Program Development and IRM. Mr. Henderson was part of a special group of Counterintelligence and Security professionals from the DoD, ICA’s (NCIX – NSCS, NGA, NRO, NSA, CIA) and the FBI that were instrumental in developing what is known as National Insider Threat Policy for the DoD and ICA’s. Mr. Henderson was assigned to the DoD Insider Threat Counterintelligence Group and provided guidance to DoD (Commands, Services, Agencies) to enhance security controls for detecting and mitigating Insider Threats, and provided guidance for developing Insider Threat Programs.

In 2014, the ITDG was the first company to offer comprehensive training and consulting services to the U.S. Government and Cleared Defense Contractors, who were required to implement Insider Threat Programs, based of off National Insider Threat Policy, and NISPOM Conforming Change 2 regulations.

ITDG instructors and consultants are recognized as experts in the field of IRM. They have extensive experience helping U.S. Government Agencies and businesses with all aspects in the development, implementation, management and optimization of Insider Threat Programs / Insider Risk Management Programs.


The ITDG Has Provided IRM Program Training & Consulting Services To An Impressive List Of Clients: White House, U.S. Government Agencies, Department Of Defense (U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force & Space Force, Marines), Defense Contractors, Intelligence Community Agencies (DIA, NSA, NGA), Law Enforcement (DHS, TSA, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, DEA, Police Departments), Critical Infrastructure Providers (Power & Water), Aviation / Aerospace Providers (JetBlue Airways, Delta Airlines, Spacecraft Manufacturing & Launch), Banking & Financial Industry (Visa, Capital One Bank, BB&T Bank, HSBC Bank, KeyBank, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Equifax, TransUnion), Health Care Industry, Universities, Fortune 100 / 500 companies and others; Microsoft, Verizon, Walmart, Home Depot, Nike, Tesla, Dell Technologies, Nationwide Insurance, Discovery Channel, United Parcel Service, FedEx Custom Critical, and many more.

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The ITDG has a long standing reputation of providing training that greatly surpasses other providers of Insider Threat Program Management and Insider Risk Management Program Training. Our student satisfactions levels are in the exceptional range. We encourage you to read the feedback from our students on our training.

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Mr. Jim Henderson

Mr. Henderson has 10+ years of IT Security / Network Administration experience, and over 15+ years of experience protecting classified information up to the Top Secret SCI Level, with hands-on experience in the development, implementation and management of; Insider Threat Programs, Cyber Security – Information Systems Security Programs and Information Assurance Programs, for U.S. Government Agencies (Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community Agencies, Defense Contractors, State Governments, large and small businesses.

Mr. Henderson has held numerous high level security positions working for the following government agencies: U.S. Special Operations Command, Central Intelligence Agency, National Media Exploitation Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, DoD Insider Threat Counterintelligence Group, Defense Security Services, Department of Energy and Health & Human Services.

Mr. Henderson developed and taught an Information System Security Program Management Training Course to 100 NSA Security Professionals.

Mr. Henderson developed and instructs the highly sought after Insider Threat Program Development, Management & Optimization Training Course.

Mr. Henderson is the Founder and Chairman of National Insider Threat Special Interest Group (NITSIG), and Founder / Director of the Insider Threat Symposium & Expo (ITS&E). The NITSIG was created in 2014 to function as a National Insider Threat Information Sharing & Analysis Center. The NITSIG Membership is the largest network (1000+) of Insider Risk Management professionals in the U.S. and globally.

Combining NITSG meetings, ITS&E events and Insider Threat Defense Group (ITDG) training courses and consulting services, the NITSIG and ITDG have provided Insider Risk Management guidance and training to 3,400+ individuals.

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Mr. Larry Knutsen

Former Senior Intelligence Service Officer With The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

NITSIG Advisory Board Member

Mr. Knutsen retired as a Senior Intelligence Service Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, after 30 years of service. Within the National Clandestine Service, he was responsible for creating the vision, and leading the Agency’s sophisticated Counterintelligence and Security Technical Insider Threat Detection Program, which became recognized as the ‘Gold Standard’ for the U.S. Government Intelligence Community.

Mr. Knutsen lead an interagency team of technical and policy experts in response to unauthorized disclosure from WikiLeaks resulting in the adoption of numerous enhancements to protect sensitive information. Mr. Knutsen has supported both commercial and government customers to enhance their Insider Threat Programs.

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Mr. Jason Blue

NITSIG Advisory Board Member

At BAE Systems, Mr. Blue implemented and managed the Insider Threat Program at 40% of the staffing and cost of peers’ programs.

Mr. Blue developed Insider Threat detection tactical and strategic capabilities and contributed to global Insider Threat risk best practices, standards, and implementations.

Mr. Blue was responsible for the Insider Threat, litigation support (eDiscovery), digital forensics & investigations, and cybersecurity training functions.

Mr. Blue developed and tested analytics for anomaly, outlier, and insider threat detection using traditional and machine learning models in combination with behavioral indicators resulting in a false positive rate of less than 3%.

As a Senior Principal Program Manager for Securonix, Mr. Blue managed a top 10 bank’s transition from a SIEM tool to a User Entity Behavior Analytics tool.

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