RSA 2013: How the FBI Combats Insider Threats

SAN FRANCISCO: In 2001 the FBI discovered that one of its own agents had been spying for foreign intelligence services for 22 years. The shock of the Robert Hanssen case led the FBI to build and evolve a sophisticated program for finding insider threats.

Speaking at the RSA Security conference, Patrick Ready, chief information security officer at the FBI, provided a packed session room with real-world lessons on how to detect and thwart insider threats. He started the discussion with a candid observation.