Profiling the Threat

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Behavioral profiling plays an important role in the wider effort to counter cyber threats, explains Steve Bongardt, VP of Security Consulting Services at Fidelis Cybersecurity. When it comes to external threats, behavioral profiling helps when trying to“ understand motives in general and come up with typologies,” says Bongardt.  In regard to insider threats, it can help “identify disgruntlement.”

The Cipher Brief: I understand you did behavioral profiling at the FBI. As a preface, can you describe what behavioral analysis is and what remote personality assessment is?

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