Is AI something to fear, or a tool you can learn to use? Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is developing at a breakneck speed. While there are many innocuous uses, like using it to generate the most bizarre art prompts you can think of, it could pose a risk to your company security. At the same time, it could be harnessed to help strengthen your security. AI is evolving at such a rapid pace … [Read more...] about How Will AI Impact the Future of Security?
Why reading this long document matters and tips on how to be better informed on security policies The NISPOM (National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual), or 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM, is the foundational cornerstone that enables Facility Security Officers (FSOs) to do their jobs well. It outlines a variety of protocols including how to maintain facility clearances (FCLs), what to do … [Read more...] about The Importance of Understanding the NISPOM
Know how to prevent insider threat by knowing what to look for Insider threats are a major danger to organizations. In the last two years, the cost of an insider threat incident has risen 44% to $15.38 million per incident on average, according to the 2022 Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Reports. An insider threat can compromise your company’s security, leak proprietary information or … [Read more...] about How Does Someone Become an Insider Threat?
An overview of E366 testing and more for SCIFs and SAPFs When you’re discussing classified information, you can’t risk it being overheard. Because of this, acoustic protection is a crucial part of security for a SCIF or SAPF. Depending on where your facility is built, your Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA) or Accrediting Official (AO) will determine what risk you face and what … [Read more...] about How Does Acoustic Testing Work for SCIFs?
An overview of the role project managers, site superintendents and SSMs play in site security How do you know your building site is secure? Especially when you’re constructing a secure facility that’s housing classified or top-secret information, it’s extremely important to have the right experts in charge to ensure you meet all the necessary safety and accreditation criteria and avoid the … [Read more...] about Who’s in Charge of Site Security?
An Adamo security expert explains what the DIA RF memo says about how we’re handling TEMPEST concerns by Phil Chance In November 2022—seemingly out of the blue—the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) issued a memo declaring all SCIFS, whether currently accredited or not, and all future SCIFS will be required to have approved Radio Frequency (RF) shielding on all floors, ceilings, walls, … [Read more...] about A Shift Is Coming in the TEMPEST World
As RF requirements for SCIFs become standard, what does it take to add protection? The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) issued and quickly rescinded a memo late last year that all future SCIFs would be required to have approved Radio Frequency (RF) shielding. However, they recommended that all future SCIFs consider RF shielding for any new SCIF construction as a “future cost-saving measure.” … [Read more...] about How Do You Renovate a SCIF to Add RF Shielding?
Learn the signs to spot possible labor trafficking in the workforce by Marlee Drake There are several common industries in which victims of labor trafficking are exploited in the U.S. If you subcontract out parts of the work on a construction site, for example, or if you purchase goods from a manufacturer, you could unwittingly work with a company that is trafficking laborers or forcing … [Read more...] about Is Labor Trafficking a Concern in Your Industry?
Examples of situations that should be reported to an FSO while you’re traveling abroad Your foreign travel reporting requirements don’t end with letting your Facility Security Officer (FSO) know you’re headed out on vacation. While you’re there, you can’t turn off your security brain completely. You have to remain on the lookout for suspicious behaviors that could put the classified information … [Read more...] about What Situations Should You Report While Traveling?