The 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 DoD, National
Level Intelligence Centers, U.S. Government Agencies, State
Governments, large and small businesses.
Insider Threat Defense has provided
training and services to
500+ organizations; U.S. Government Agencies (Department of
Defense, Intelligence Community), Defense Contractors, NCMS Members
/ Chapters, Defense Security Service, Critical Infrastructure
Providers, Aviation / Airline Industry, Spacecraft
Manufacturing-Launch Providers, Technology Companies, Banking -
Financial Industry, Health Care Industry, and other large and small
previously worked for the DoD Insider Threat Counterintelligence
Group (ITCIG) (Contractor), as an Insider Threat Security Analyst.
The mission of the ITCIG was to help the DoD design an Insider
Threat Program Framework.
had the unique opportunity to review and analyze how DoD and
Intelligence Community (IC) Agencies developed, implemented and
managed their Insider Threat Programs, even before National Insider
Threat Policy (NITP) was released. NITP requirements were built off
of existing DoD and IC Agencies Insider Threat Program Frameworks.
extensive experience with the DoD ITCIG, this enabled him to design
and develop a comprehensive, structured and resourceful ITPD
Training Course, that meets and exceeds NITP and NISPOM Conforming
Change 2 requirements.
Founder / Chairman Of The National Insider Threat Special Interest Group
FBI Maryland InfraGard Member
CEO Insider Threat Defense, Inc.
Insider Threat Program Development Training Course Instructor
Cyber Security-Information Systems Security Program Management Training
Operating Officer; Vice President, Insider Threat Program Coordinator
In 2014 Mr. Miller became Co-Chair for the National Insider Threat
Special Interest Group (NITSIG).
The NITSIG was chartered to help facilitate Insider Threat Program
information collaboration between the stakeholders tasked with
implementing and supporting the insider threat mission.
Mike Miller serves as
the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President in charge of all
Insider Threat Programs at Tanager. In this role, Mr. Miller’s has
helped establish Tanager as a respected, award-winning Cyber and
Insider Threat mitigation service provider, both regionally and
nationwide. Under his management, Tanager consistently achieves
year-over-year growth, expanding its customer base each year. Mr.
Miller has over 21 years of combined system engineering and insider
threat experience, of which 16 of those years have been with
For the first 16 years of Mr. Miller’s career he performed system
administration and system engineering services in the commercial
sector, Intelligence Community and National Security Agency. For the
past 5 ½ years Mr. Miller has played a valuable role in the insider
threat mission maturity across the Intelligence Community and
Department of Defense. Mr. Miller is responsible for all Tanager
Insider Threat Programs across the Intelligence Community,
Department of Defense, Federal agencies and commercial sector. Mr. Miller
is the Insider Threat Program coordinator for Tanager’s Insider
Threat Program and was responsible for developing a robust program
consisting of a charter, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), User
Activity Monitoring (UAM) and data correlation/link analysis
solution for protecting Tanager’s employees, data and customers.
Robert Gallagher - NITSIG Board Member / Scientific Director
Senior Partner / Director Of Psychological Consultation And Training
Guardian Defense Group
Dr. Gallagher has extensive experience exploring the human side of
espionage and insider threat. As a licensed psychologist, former
military intelligence officer and counterintelligence special agent,
he has had the opportunity to study and apply his knowledge of human
dynamics in an array of settings. He has supported both offensive
and defensive intelligence / counterintelligence, SOF and cyber
operations. Additionally, he has personally participated in hundreds
of strategic and tactical military and intelligence operations on
Prior to joining the private sector Dr. Gallagher served as:
Chief of Behavioral Sciences at the Defense Counterintelligence
and HUMINT Center
Founder of the prestigious National Security Psychology
Chief of Enterprise Screening at the Defense Intelligence Agency
Counterintelligence Psychologist with the Office of Security at
the National Security Agency
Special Duty Screener, with the USAF and Air Intelligence Agency
Dr. Gallagher is a Senior
Partner with Guardian Defense Group (GDG)
and Director of
Psychological Consultation and Training. GDG is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
consisting of a unique blend of operational psychologists and former
Special Operations operators supporting the counterintelligence,
security and behavioral science needs of public and private sector
Thompson has over 15 years of experience investigating, prosecuting,
and managing insider threats. He is widely recognized for his
insider threat expertise and unparalleled scope and breadth of
investigated several high profile insider threat cases.
Provided expert assessments and briefings on insider threats to
the highest levels of government.
Been a pioneer in the field of insider risk management.
Deep knowledge of how to properly assess insider risks and
create and manage insider threat programs.
Been an experienced trusted broker having advised both
government and corporations on how to effectively prevent,
detect, and mitigate insider threats.
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
Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States
Senior Litigation Attorney, United States Department of Defense
Assistant General Counsel, FBI
Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States
Thompson has been involved with creating and managing Insider Threat
Programs for numerous federal 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.
Thompson is a Lawyer and also an active member of the Maryland Bar
providing corporate legal services pertaining to employee
investigations and security program creation.