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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will be one of the presenters for the session “Identifying and Mitigating Risks from Within” at the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) in Anaheim, California. For more information about ASIS 2015, please visit

Insider threats are an inevitable challenge to any organizational security program. The ASIS 2015 session “Identifying and Mitigating Risks from Within” takes place on Monday, September 28, 2015, from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM and will review the causes of insider threats and how security professionals can build programs to effectively and systemically deal with the problem. The speakers will include:

  • Lester Rosen, Attorney at Law, Employment Screening Resources, Inc.
  • Michael Dorsey, Executive Director, Dell Global Security
  • John Wetzel, Independent Consultant
  • Michael Gelles, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Mike Stehn, Director, Astrella Corporation

The ASIS 2015 session will also discuss the role of background checks, strategies to build an insider threat mitigation program, techniques to continuously evaluate potential threats, the use of data to anticipate and pinpoint vulnerabilities, training and education, the application of counterintelligence approaches to security, and best practices for staffing insider threat programs. Learning objectives include:

  • Define insider threats by type and examples, including potential indicators and risk factors for Insider Threats.
  • Understand and explain underlying principles for Insider Threat Detection and utilize those principles to formulate a strategy to deal with Insider Threats.
  • Clearly understand legal compliance and “landmines” when implementing an Insider Threat Program.

Since security professionals have always recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is critical, Rosen will also present a second session titled “Ten Trends for Background Checks” on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. This session will help attendees avoid bad hires while staying in legal compliance and keeping their organization out of court.

ASIS 2015 brings 20,000 security professionals together for four days that feature more than 200 operational and information security education sessions covering a full range of security related issues from counter-terrorism to malware to threats from unmanned vehicles​. To view a schedule of events for ASIS 2015 – which takes place September 28, 2015 to October 1, 2015 – please visit

Rosen – the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – is a nationally recognized background check expert and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 1997 and ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). To learn more about ESR, visit

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