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Information Circular

Insider Threat Mitigation

Dec 22 2016
Statement on behalf of United States of America
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This joint statement seeks to build awareness of and acknowledgement that the insider threat is credible and that they pose a serious threat to the security of nuclear and radiological materials.


The information circular comprises two primary focal points:

  • A dedication to aiding the IAEA in creating and executing an advanced training program at the practitioner level for mitigating insider threats, and
  • The execution of strategies to diminish insider risk through a graded approach informed by risk assessment




Policy and Regulation

  • Develop national-level policy
  • Maintain outcome-focused regulations


Collaboration and Information Sharing

  • Facilitate collaboration among national organisations
  • Nuclear Material Accounting and Control (NMAC)
  • Strengthen NMAC programmes
  • Use modern software for MC&A
  • Conduct performance tests and reviews


Nuclear Security Regime

  • Develop a comprehensive training programme
  • Implement physical protection systems
  • Define procedures for materials transfer and protection
  • Maintain cyber hygiene


Insider Trustworthiness Programmes

  • Define eligibility and roles
  • Conduct background checks
  • Vet personnel
  • Enforce testing (medical and psychological /drug and alcohol)
  • Provide assistance programmes
  • Conduct regular security awareness training


Is your country committed to the INFCIRC/908 initiative?

Commitments from the governments of United States, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Ukraine, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Slovakia