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About Insider Threat Defense (ITD), Inc.
ITD was founded in 2009 by Mr. Jim Henderson. Our offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland and West Palm Beach, Florida.
We are a U.S. Based company and provide our services worldwide.


Background On Mr. Henderson

  • Mr. Henderson developed and teaches the highly sought after Insider Threat Program Development Training Course, related training, and also provides Insider Threat Risk Management Services to our clients.


  • Mr. Henderson has over 15 years of hands-on experience in the development, implementation and management of complex enterprise Cyber Security-Information Systems Security Programs, Information Assurance Risk Management Programs and Insider Threat Programs for the; U.S. Government, Department of Defense, National Level Intelligence / Agencies Centers, State Governments, large and small businesses.


  • Mr. Henderson developed and taught an Information System Security Program Management Training Course to 100 NSA Security Professionals in 2009.


  • In 2013 the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Mr. Henderson a contract to train DOE Computer Security Professionals from many of its national labs, on Information Systems Security Program Management.


  • Mr. Henderson is the Founder-Chairman of the National Insider Threat Special Interest Group (NITSIG), one of the largest groups of Insider Threat Risk Mitigation Professionals.


  • Mr. Henderson is a frequent public speaker providing security briefings on Cyber Threats and Insider Threats.
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Insider Threat Defense Forms Strategic Partnership With Insider Threat Management Group

  • In June of 2016, Insider Threat Defense was excited to announce a strategic partnership with Mr. Shawn Thompson of the Insider Threat Management Group.

  • This partnership will provide both Insider Threat Defense and Insider Threat Management Group clients with a “Full Suite" of Premier Insider Threat Risk Management Services.

  • Mr. Thompson is a Licensed Attorney, Member of the Maryland Bar Association, former Federal Prosecutor, Special Agent, and Insider Threat Program Manager. Mr. Thompson's in-depth experience and understanding of the intricacies of developing, implementing and managing an Insider Threat Program are unmatched. (Legal Considerations For Insider Threat Programs, User Activity Monitoring, Investigations, Etc.)


Background On Mr. Thompson


  • Mr. Thompson has over 15 years of experience investigating, prosecuting, and mitigating insider threat risks. He is widely recognized for his "Insider Threat Expertise" and unparalleled scope and breadth of experience.


  • Mr. Thompson has successfully prosecuted numerous economic espionage cases and investigated several high profile insider threat cases. He has provided expert assessments and briefings on Insider Threats to the highest levels of government. 


  • Mr. Thompson has been involved in developing, implementing and managing Insider Threat Programs for numerous U.S. Government Agencies. His work with the National Insider Threat Task Force led to the creation of the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Agencies.


  • Mr. Thompson has served in numerous high profile positions:

    • Chairman, Insider Threat Mission Group, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

    • Insider Threat Program Manager, United States Department of Defense

    • Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office

    • Senior Litigation Attorney, United States Department of Defense

    • Assistant General Counsel, FBI

    • Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office


  • Mr. Thompson is the Legal Advisor to the National Insider Threat Special Interest Group (NITSIG).


Contact Information:
Shawn Thompson
CEO Insider Threat Management Group, LLC

Insider Threat Program Development Training Course Instructor
Insider Threat Risk Mitigation Specialist
Lawyer (Corporate Legal Services)



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