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SEI-Authorized Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor

What services do SEI-Authorized Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessors offer?

Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessors help organizations gain a better understanding of their insider threat risk and an enhanced ability to identify and manage associated risks.

The assessment methodology measures how prepared organizations are to prevent, detect, and respond to insider threats.

Benefits of the Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Authorization

This credential will benefit

  • insider threat program managers who wish to gain additional knowledge to support their efforts in developing and operating their insider threat programs
  • those interested in licensing the CERT methodology and tools to perform insider threat vulnerability assessments within their organization or in other organizations

Upon completing the authorization process, participants will be entitled to refer to themselves as SEI-Authorized Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessors. If their sponsoring organization has chosen to be listed in the SEI Partner Directory, participants' names will also appear in the directory as SEI-Authorized Individuals.

Who should get this credential?

The application process for this credential is available to SEI Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Certificate holders.

Term and Renewal

There is no term limit for Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor authorization once you are authorized to conduct insider threat vulnerability assessments. The only maintenance requirement is that you continue to be sponsored by an SEI Partner for Insider Threat.

Summary of Fees

There are fees for courses, training, and an exam. Training fees are set by the SEI. SEI Partners pay annual support fees for authorizations.

For more information about fees, please contact the SEI at

How to Apply

1. Meet entry criteria

2. Apply

Only complete applications can be accepted. You will receive a confirmation email when submission is complete.

Authorization Process

Upon successful completion of the application, the sponsored SEI-Authorized assessor will receive access to a toolkit via a secure portal with the templates and workbook artifacts for conducting CERT Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessments. Materials include instructions on how to submit assessments for review and scoring by CERT Insider Threat experts.

Contact us with questions about this authorization at

Related Courses

Building an Insider Threat Program

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Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Certificate Examination

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Overview of Insider Threat Concepts and Activities

Online • Risk Assessment & Insider Threat

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Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Training

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This 3-day course develops the skills and competencies necessary to perform an insider threat vulnerability assessment of an organization. This training is based upon the research of the CERT Insider Threat Center of the Software Engineering Institute. The CERT Insider Threat Center has been researching the insider threat problem since 2001 in...


Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials. For more information about SEI training courses, see Registration Terms and Conditions and Confidentiality of Course Records.