Expect the Unexpected: Exploring Multidisciplinary Approaches to Insider Threat Mitigation
The three-day Symposium with approximately 200 participants will feature engaging panel discussions, interactive sessions, and networking with practitioners. The Symposium brings together our international community of practice.
The purpose of the symposium is to showcase meeting commitments per the 2016 Joint Statement on Mitigating Insider Threats (INFCIRC/908) while developing and fostering an integrated insider threat mitigation community for the nuclear security domain. With more than 30 countries and INTERPOL subscribed to INFCIRC/908, the International Symposium on Insider Threat Mitigation will be a critical forum for discussion, action, and collaboration.
Monday, March 4, 2024
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Setting the Stage: INFCIRC/908 Since 2016 and Today's Challenges
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Post-pandemic Challenges; Current State of Practice
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Over the Horizon Threats and Solutions; Evolving the Community of Practice
Live Interactive Tabletop Exercises
These interactive sessions will provide participants with opportunities to explore true-to-life insider threat scenarios. Working together to identify potential threats and understand insider motives, participants will brainstorm mitigation strategies and learn from expert presenters and other symposium attendees.
Lost in Translation: The Importance of Non-Verbal Gestures
Nonverbal gestures and expressions make up an incredible 60-70 percent of human communication! Therefore, cultural nuances and silent signals play a crucial role when determining trustworthiness and reliability.
In this exercise, explore non-verbal communication while also considering cultural dimensions and common cultural signals: Participants will be asked to demonstrate and assess concerning non-verbal behaviors within a fictitious nuclear facility.
Evaluating Red Flags and Insider Threat Mitigation Measures
From recruitment to hiring to ongoing employment, every organization has numerous occasions where it must ward against insider threats. Simply put: no detail is too small to escape close attention!
This interactive activity will explore “measures” for assessing observed behaviors and potential “red flags.” Work with your team to categorize and rank issues to determine when a potential threat is problematic enough that it deserves preventive action.
Cybersecurity for Radiological Facilities
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an insider? Well, here’s your chance!
During a realistic insider attack on a fictitious medical facility, you’ll examine a cybersecurity incident from both the defender and attacker’s perspectives. Participants will study best practices and learn how an insider with cyber capabilities can negatively impact operations.
This table-top exercise is a shortened version of an exercise developed by the Cybersecurity Focus Group, and anyone may download the exercise to conduct at home.
Building Good Rapport in Interviews
During investigative interviews, security professionals need to establish what happened and by whom. Information elicited from interviewees informs the threat assessment and management process. In other words, the better the information, the better the organization’s decision-making process!
Participants will explore techniques to build cognitive and affective trust while strengthening active listening and non-coercive rapport-building skills.
The Typhon Intrusion at ARA: Uncover the Insider Threat
Have you ever daydreamed about being in a thrilling cyber-espionage story? Well, wake up and take a dive deep into this simulated but all-too-real incident at a nuclear facility!
Participants will practice fortifying their digital and physical realms, work on early detection and insider threat recognition best practices, and develop strategies to quickly counter and mitigate damage through rapid response tactics.
The 2024 Symposium aims to bring together leaders in government, industry, and academia to explore priorities and challenges for insider threat mitigation in nuclear security. Join us for novel insights and perspectives from our featured speakers and panelists.
Minister of the Interior, Institutional Reform and Democratic Renewal, Kingdom of Belgium
Prior to becoming minister of interior, Annelies Verlinden was a Co-managing Partner at DLA Piper, an innovative global law firm. While respecting the prerogatives of the competent authorities, she is responsible for the coordination of the general police policy and the coordination of the management of the federal police and the local police. Her policymaking in home affairs includes civil security, the support of the prevention and security policy of municipalities, private security, registration and updating of the national register of intelligence regarding Belgian nationals. Verlinden has a degree in law from the University of Leuven and completed the leadership program at Harvard Business School. Learn more about Annelies Verlinden
Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, United States Department of Energy
Jill Hruby leads the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) in achieving the nation's nuclear security missions by ensuring the nuclear security enterprise is bringing cutting-edge science and creativity to sustain and fully understand the U.S. stockpile without testing; providing new technologies and procedures to lower cost and reduce the time to deliver all mission requirements; staying ahead of adversaries; and developing advanced capabilities to enhance nuclear security, arms control, and Navy reactors. Hruby previously served as Director of Sandia National Laboratories and has mechanical engineering degrees from Purdue University and the University of California at Berkeley. Learn more about Jill Hruby
Yvan De Mesmaeker
Secretary General for the European Corporate Security Association (ECSA)
Yvan De Mesmaeker founded Omega Risk, an independent audit and consultancy practice, advising major international corporations and organizations on security, resilience, anticipation and assisting them with strategic networking. Subsequently, he was appointed Secretary General of the European Corporate Security Association (ECSA), a not-for-profit professional association of managers and officials in charge of the security and resilience of corporations and national, EU, and international institutions. De Mesmaeker graduated as a civil engineer (academic degree between a MSc and a PhD) from the Free University of Brussels and studied finance and international marketing at a post-academic level (studies in Dutch, French, and English). Learn more about Yvan De Mesmaeker
Director General of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, FANC, Belgium
Frank Hardeman has served as Director General of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) since 2018. FANC’s mission is to promote the effective protection of the general public, workers, and the environment against the hazards of ionizing radiation. Prior to his work at FANC, he held various positions at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN, MOL), including Deputy Director General; Head of the Environment, Health, and Safety Institute; Head of the Health and Safety Department; Head of the Society and Policy Support Unit; and Head of Nuclear Measurement Laboratories. Hardeman has degrees in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, sciences, and industrial safety from the University of Leuven.