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Insider Threat Program Manager Certificate Examination

To ensure continued excellence in Insider Threat program development, implementation, and operation, the SEI objectively validates the student's understanding and eligibility to receive the Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM) Certificate. The certificate exam evaluates the student's comprehension of insider threat planning, identification and responsibilities of internal and external stakeholders, components of an insider threat program, insider threat team development, strategies for effective communication of the program, and effective implementation and operation of the program within the organization.

Learners can begin the online exam at any time. Once the examination is started, the learner will have 6 total hours to complete the examination.

Audience

This validation exam is required for insider threat program managers who wish to pursue the following SEI credentials:

  • Insider Threat Program Manager Certificate

Objectives

Participants must achieve a minimum passing score of 80% for the Insider Threat Program Manager Certificate.

Topics

The exam consists of 65 multiple choice questions. Each question has either four or five possible answers, only one of which is correct. The exam covers the following topic areas:

  • Insider Threat definitions, issues, and types
  • Severity and impact of insider threat activity
  • Fraud: examples, dynamics, technical aspects, and countermeasures
  • Theft of Intellectual Property: examples, dynamics, exfiltration, and mitigation
  • Unintentional Insider Threat
  • Insider Threat Prevention, Detection, and Mitigation Strategies
  • Components of an Insider Threat Program
  • Requirements for a formal program
  • Oversight of program compliance and effectiveness
  • Integration with enterprise risk management
  • Prevention, detention and response infrastructure
  • Confidential reporting procedures and mechanisms
  • Building the Insider Threat Program Framework
  • Developing an enterprise-wide approach and interdisciplinary project team
  • Building or enhancing policies and processes to include insider threat program considerations
  • Identifying critical asset and protection needs
  • Identifying risks to assets from insiders and enhancing any risk management program to take into account risks from insiders
  • Enhancing organizational training and awareness programs to include insider threat
  • Enhancing organizational infrastructures to support the Insider Threat Program by determining what defenses are needed, and where enhancements are necessary
  • Building the data collection and analysis function for both technical and behavioral data
  • Identifying data sources and priorities
  • Building a roadmap for implementation
  • Considerations for operations
  • Future improvements to the program

Materials

The exam is based on information found in the Insider Threat Overview: Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Insider Threats, Building an Insider Threat Program, and Insider Threat Program Manager: Implementation and Operation training courses. You may reference the course material as needed. Please keep in mind that the test will conclude after 6 total hours regardless of the number of questions answered.

Prerequisites

Before registering for this exam, participants must complete the prerequisite courses: Insider Threat Overview: Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Insider Threats, Building an Insider Threat Program, and Insider Threat Program Manager: Implementation and Operation.

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This is an eLearning course.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Carnegie Mellon University/Software Engineering Institute offices will be closed for winter break, December 22, 2018-January 1, 2019.  SEI course registrations received during this period will be confirmed and enrollment completed upon our return, on January 2, 2019.

Course Fees [USD]

  • eLearning: $250.00

Schedule

Once registered, learners can begin the examination at any time. Learners can proceed through the exam at their convenience over 6 total hours. Once answers are submitted, the exam will provide your score immediately and allow one opportunity to review and change responses to rescore, if necessary.

If you wish to purchase this course for a group of learners, please email course-info@sei.cmu.edu or telephone at +1 412-268-1817 for group rate details.



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