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Cory Davenport: An Introduction to Insider Threats


Cory Davenport: An Introduction to Insider Threats

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 

8400 Baltimore Ave., Suite 250, College Park, MD 20740

On Friday, October 14 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, START Senior Researcher Cory Davenport will give a lecture at START headquarters titled "An Introduction to Insider Threats". The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP's are appreciated.

An insider threat is someone with special knowledge or access due to an affiliation with an organization, who then uses that knowledge or access for illicit purposes. Dr. Davenport will present an introduction to and overview of the topic 'insider threats'. The lecture will cover definitions of insider threats and related topics, legal framework surrounding insider threat prevention, types of insider threats, what research has been and should be done, terrorist insider threats, and current and future prevention strategies, along with select cases from CBRN, cyber, and aviation domains.

Cory Davenport is a Senior Researcher in the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division of START and the head of START's Insider Threat Research Unit. He is also an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow under the sponsorship of the FBI, where he is researching the behaviors that take place prior to and concurrent with insider threat activity across different domains (e.g., CBRN, cyber). He is a member of the Insider Threat Subcommittee of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). He has also examined some specific perpetrator types (e.g., disgruntled scientists, terrorists) as possible CBRN insider threats. Dr. Davenport has a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Texas Tech University.