Global Counter-Insider Threat Certification Program Launch

In a world where insider threat incidents are on the rise, the need for robust standards and the professionalization of individuals dedicated to countering these threats has never been more pressing.

That’s why we’re thrilled to unveil the Global Counter-Insider Threat Professional (GCITP) Certification Program, a groundbreaking initiative brought to you by the University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) and Global Skills X-Change (GSX)!

Inspired by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSDI&S) and DoD Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), GCITP aligns with the existing Certified Counter-Insider Threat Professional program which is only available to practitioners within the U.S. Government.

GCITP is a pioneer in its field – the very first certification program tailored to a global audience. It’s designed for the needs of professionals in both government and private sectors engaged in countering insider threats (C-InT). Whether you’re directly involved in a C-InT program or handling C-InT-related analysis functions, this program is your key to enhancing your skill set and benefitting both yourself and your organization.

Read on to discover the multitude of ways the GCITP program can add significant value to your career and organization:

For Individuals:

  • Fosters understanding of the concepts and principles deemed critical to perform C-InT activities.
  • Identifies the individual as a certified C-InT professional regardless of position or employing organization.
  • Promotes professional development.

For Organizations/Employers:

  • Provides metrics for employee and workforce performance management.
  • Provides reliable and valid metrics for employment decision-making (e.g., hiring, promotion, re-assignment)
  • Provides certified C-InT individuals to enhance workforce competency.

For the Profession:

  • Provides summary information about workforce strengths and weaknesses
  • Provides valuable information that can be used to integrate workforce initiatives and align supporting capabilities (e.g., training and education) to a common set of skill standards.
  • Provides shared understanding by creating common standards to measure C-InT professionals.

We invite you to explore to learn more about the GCITP Certification Program, its history, and the potential benefits to you and your organization.

About ARLIS and GSX

The Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), based at the University of Maryland College Park, was established in 2018 thanks to the support of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSD(I&S)). As a distinguished University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC), the purpose of ARLIS is to be a long-term strategic asset for research and development in artificial intelligence, information engineering, and human systems.

Over 20 years ago in 2003, Global Skills X-Change (GSX) was founded as a successor to the respected National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) by the former deputy director, Dave Wilcox. GSX has evolved into a transformative force, helping the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and private organizations transcend boundaries and unlock resilience, agility, and efficacy in their workforce and human capital strategies.


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