Remote Workplace Insider Threat Mitigation

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Learn new strategies and tactics needed to identify, assess, and react to vulnerabilities and threats promoted by COVID-19.


The COVID-19 coronavirus prompted many organizations to quickly implement remote work programs. While these programs were meant to address a temporary crisis, it is highly likely they will boost future remote work numbers. With more employees working from home, client sites, and the road, an amorphous digital fence grants insiders greater responsibility but also less direct oversight. Within this new paradigm, conventional insider risk early warning resources are degraded. Specifically, valuable insights gained from regular face-to-face observation and engagement by managers, colleagues, and clients become limited. A new strategy is therefore required to address early warnings in this new environment, one that counteracts the natural tendency for remote workers to be out of sight, out of mind. Instead, this requires a different form of management, placing greater weight on understanding employees and the critical events affecting them. To underpin this new strategy, new tactics are needed to identify, assess, and react to anomalous activity, new vulnerabilities, and threats.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the unique challenges of mitigating insider risk in the remote workplace
  • Understand the issues to consider when developing a remote workplace insider threat strategy
  • Understand which insider threat best practices are most relevant to the remote workplace

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.

Expand Your Learning!

ASIS International continues to curate useful resources security professionals can use to become more informed about the COVID-19 pandemic. Need more information about remote workforce considerations? Check out Val LeTellier's article for Security Management Magazine, Remote Work Considerations in the COVID-19 Age. In his article, Mr. LeTellier assesses areas of concern for security effectiveness.


Val LeTellier
Chair, ASIS Defense and Intelligence Council Insider Threat Working Group

Val LeTellier has decades of risk management experience in the public and private sector. He ran security operations as a US State Department Diplomatic Security Special Agent and then intelligence and counterintelligence operations as a CIA operations officer and station chief. Twenty years spent recruiting foreign sources and penetrating intelligence targets provided a deep understanding of how insiders are created, managed, protected, and discovered. Subsequently, he cofounded a cybersecurity firm that combined CIA human source and NSA technical expertise. He continues to support the intelligence community. He holds an MBA, MS, CISSP, CEH, ITVA, AND PMP, leads the ASIS Defense & Intelligence Insider Threat Working Group and is a member of the INSA Insider Threat Subcommittee.

Malique Carr, PhD
TorchStone Global

Malique Carr, PhD, is the Psychologist and Vice President for TorchStone Global, a global risk mitigation and security firm led by Eljay Bowron, former Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Dr. Carr helps high-profile clients mitigate physical, cyber, and reputational risks. She leads TorchStone's Threat Assessment Team, which assesses behaviors of concern, including those associated with insider threat, terrorism, and other acts of violence against self or other. She also provides assessments of clients' online and offline vulnerabilities, and delivers ongoing, proactive intelligence to identify emerging threats. Dr. Carr earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University and is licensed in California and Washington (PSY25110; PY60896476). She obtained her BA from Wellesley College with double majors in Psychology and Media Arts & Science with a concentration in Computer Science. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Portland VA Medical Center MIRECC, the Human Investigations Program through Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine, and an APA-accredited internship at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Carr has also been a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals since 2012.

David Niccolini
TorchStone Global

David Niccolini co-founded TorchStone in 2010. The company has won numerous awards, including recognition by Inc. and Entrepreneur magazines, and has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Washingtonian, and the PBS News Hour. Over the years, David has had the honor of directing security, consulting, and investigative operations across six continents on behalf of multinational corporations (to include Fortune 50), families (to include Forbes 400), non-governmental organizations, and U.S. government clients. David is often invited to speak on the topics of personal and family security by entities serving the high net worth community (family offices, financial institutions, and insurance brokers and underwriters). He has also spoken at the Global Security Exchange (, most recently in 2019 on Insider Threat Mitigation.

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