Definitions

Insider – Any person with authorized access to any U.S. Government resource including personnel, facilities, information, equipment, networks or systems. This includes all employees, former employees, contractors or business associates.

Insider Threat – The threat that an insider will use authorized access, wittingly or unwittingly, to do harm to the security of the U.S. This threat can include damage to the U.S. through espionage, terrorism, unauthorized disclosure of information, or through the loss or degradation of Departmental resources or capabilities.

DOJ Insiders have ‘inside’ information concerning the DOJ’s security practices, personnel, data and computer systems. The threat may involve espionage, terrorism, workplace violence, fraud, the theft or release of classified or confidential information, or the sabotage of computer systems.

Updated: April 2017