Behavioral Threat Assessment Workshop

October 17-18, 2017 | Reston, VA (Washington, DC area)

Introducing Control Risks’ Behavioral Threat Assessment workshop, a two-day training designed to assist organizations in managing the spectrum of violent incidents and malicious insiders in the workplace. This course is designed to enhance your ability to develop your organization’s workplace violence prevention and insider threat programs, and enhance your skills in conducting behavioral threat assessments.

The course features a combination of expert lecture and interactive role play taught by our experts formerly of the FBI Behavorial Analysis Unit together with our cyber security professionals. 

Who should attend:
• Corporate security professionals
• Risk managers
• Human resources leaders
• Those responsible for threat management within the workforce

Learning objectives for participants will include the following:

1. Understanding of the core elements of a best-practice insider threat program that integrates core functions across physical and information security, human resources, and legal. 

2. Enhanced ability to recognize the significance of the relationship between technical and behavioral indicators, and methods for incorporating them in your threat assessment process.

3. An understanding of the framework for categorizing levels of potential threats that may lead to violence or other malicious/unintentional activities and developing appropriate response options.

4. The ability to develop tailored intervention strategies through a multi-disciplinary approach which utilizes the capabilities of your company's core stakeholders as well as appropriate external resources.

5. Application of strategies to engage the individual of concern (e.g., conversation vs. confrontation), and setting the stage for an approach designed to facilitate a successful management effort and mutually beneficial outcomes which allow the organization to meet its duty of care.

Shawn VanSlyke
Before joining Control Risks, Shawn VanSlyke was the Chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Center and Crisis Negotiation Program. His career achievements include serving as Working Group Chair for the 2011 ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention National Standard. Shawn is an attorney and mediator with over 10 years of combined experience in advancing the FBI’s behavioral and negotiation specialty programs.

Mark Rossin
Mark Rossin joins Control Risks after a career as a senior FBI Special Agent and lead behavioral specialist for terrorism matters for the Behavioral Analysis Unit and Crisis Negotiation Unit. Mark acted as lead behavioral specialist on the highest priority national security crises and hostage situations, and designed operationally focused training around detecting and deterring extremist radicalization.

Kate Yamashita 
Kate Yamashita serves as the Principal for Control Risks’ Cyber Consulting practice for the Americas region. Kate currently has more than 15 years of experience in various security-related fields ranging from political risk and intelligence to information security, including specializations in cyber intelligence and information security strategic development.

Interested in learning more? Contact Cocheiska Pearce.



Early Bird Registration

$1,995 (Register prior to September 1)



Workshop venue

1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA 20190


Please use this link to book your accommodation directly

A block of rooms is available on October 15th through October 18th at a pre-negotiated rate of $239 per night excluding taxes and service rates.

Reservation arrangements must be made no later than Tuesday, September 25, 2017.