Understanding the five red flags of insider threats can help you educate your employees on the importance of a secure company In the age of technology-centered work environments and remote-working employees, maintaining security and safety is an ever-growing challenge. While many security concerns for Facility Security Officers (FSOs) are based on minimizing the external forces revolving around … [Read more...] about How to Recognize and Address The Five Red Flags of Insider Threats
An Acronym Guide for SCIFs and SAPF Construction
High security has a lot of acronyms to keep straight; here are some of the most important to know If there’s one thing the government loves, it’s acronyms. If you work in the Secure Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) or Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) construction space in any capacity, the odds are you hear a lot of acronyms being thrown around on a daily basis. Here’s a guide to … [Read more...] about An Acronym Guide for SCIFs and SAPF Construction
What We Know so Far About the DISS to NBIS Transition
Why the change is happening, what will be different, and how to get your NBIS login credentials The DCSA announced that the industry would be transitioning from the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) to the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) system nearly a year ago, and at the time said this transition would begin on April 1, 2022. Currently, the NBIS rollout has … [Read more...] about What We Know so Far About the DISS to NBIS Transition
Creating and Training an Effective Security Mindset
Tips for learning to see the world through a security lens, and training your employees to do the same Thriving in a secure environment requires a different outlook than you would typically have in your day-to-day life. To keep your company and country secure, you have to be on the lookout for threats, trying to see through the eyes of those who would want to steal information and exploit … [Read more...] about Creating and Training an Effective Security Mindset
Why Should You Choose a Local Alarm Company?
How a local alarm service could be a better fit for your business than a national one When it comes to securing your business, you can’t chance hiring just anyone but the best fit. While the national companies have brand recognition and may come up first in your initial search, a smaller, local company could offer a much better service to your business. Before you commit to a national company, … [Read more...] about Why Should You Choose a Local Alarm Company?
An Overview of ICD 705 Penetrations Requirements
What does the Tech Spec say about penetrations in SCIFs and SAPFs? Whenever cables, plumbing, vents or other utilities need to enter or leave a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, a vulnerability is created. These penetrations create both an acoustic and TEMPEST concern because without the proper protections in place, sound or unintentional emanations can leave the facility … [Read more...] about An Overview of ICD 705 Penetrations Requirements
What Are the Key Documents for Security Reviews?
The most important documents for your FCL security review and how to keep them organized In your annual security review, your Industrial Security (IS) representative will require documentation that shows your facility is meeting NISPOM requirements. Your IS rep will provide you with a list of the documents they’ll need to see and give you one to two months to provide them. These are key … [Read more...] about What Are the Key Documents for Security Reviews?
What is a Personnel Clearance?
An overview of what a PCL is and how to obtain and maintain it A Personnel Clearance (PCL) is a necessity for anyone whose job requires access to classified information. PCLs can be held by both full-time and contracted employees working for companies holding a Facility Clearance (FCL). Anyone seeking a PCL will work with the company’s Facility Security Officer (FSO) on obtaining it. There are … [Read more...] about What is a Personnel Clearance?
FSO Tips: Avoiding FSO Pitfalls (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odOPlErMBNA For FSOs and other security leaders, there are common mistakes that can keep you from being the best leader you can be. Hear from our security expert on what some of these common pitfalls are and how you can rise above them to create a strong security culture within your company. If you want more information on how you can become a better security … [Read more...] about FSO Tips: Avoiding FSO Pitfalls (Video)