Terrorism as an insider threat is an unlawful use of force and violence by employees or others closely associated with organizations, against those organizations to promote a political or social objective. In particular, insiders will use their familiarity of an organization's structure, security, building layout, and other knowledge to maximize casualties or sabotage systems.
Organizations are encouraged to increase their awareness of terrorists and other extremist actors to help recognize behavior associated with a particular group. Refer to the following resources to better understand the terrorist threat.
- The DHS National Terrorism Advisory System communicates information about terrorist threats by providing timely and detailed information to the public.
- The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program is a risk-based regulatory program that sets the standards for security at the Nation’s high-risk chemical facilities.
- The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) leads and integrates the national counterterrorism (CT) effort by fusing foreign and domestic CT information.
- The National Counterterrorism Center’s Terrorist Groups provides detailed information about active terrorist organizations around the world.
- The FBI Terrorist Screening Center serves as the U.S. Government’s consolidated counterterrorism watch-listing component.
- The Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism develops coordinated strategies and approaches to defeat terrorism abroad and securing the counterterrorism cooperation of international partners.
- The FBI Don’t Be a Puppet website offers interactive materials on the destructive nature of violent extremism and how to think critically about its messages and goals.
- The FBI Tips and Public Leads provides a discreet and easy method to report suspected terrorism or criminal activity.