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Federal contractors brace for insider threat rule

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 13, 2016

Federal contractors that do not already have an insider threat program in place now have just shy of two months to get up to speed.

The urgency comes as the Nov. 30 deadline is fast approaching for contractors who haven’t done so already to have a written program in place to begin implementing an insider threat program designed to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure. The Defense Security Service (DSS), a division of the Department of Defense, published the new minimum standards requirement—technically referred to as “Change 2”—in May under changes outlined in the National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM).

To accompany the rule change, DSS issued an Industrial Security Letter (ISL) to provide further clarification and guidance to assist contractors as they establish and tailor an insider threat program to... To get the full story, subscribe now.