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 The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) issued and quickly rescinded a memo late last year that all future SCIFs would be required to have approved Radio Frequency (RF) shielding.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?
The Facility Security Officer role is key to company and national security. Learn how to succeed as one The security industry is becoming known for plenty of opportunities to break into and climb the corporate ladder. Security is not limited to law enforcement but is needed in a variety of other branches like Homeland Security, FBI, DoD, the Department of Energy, etc. and for companies who … [Read more...] about How to Become an FSO and Succeed in the Job
What makes the spin-dial lock for SCIFs different from commercial locks? When constructing a SCIF or SAPF, layers of security are incredibly important for the facility’s Security in Depth (SID). One of the most crucial layers is the primary entrance door, since it is the first defense against unauthorized people trying to breach the facility. Because of this, the standards for the door hardware … [Read more...] about An Overview of ICD 705-Approved Locking Hardware for SCIF and SAPF
How you can recognize and respond to elicitation techniques Elicitation is one of the oldest forms of espionage in the world. All it requires is someone who knows how to manipulate a conversation to get information they want without the other person realizing they’re giving up secrets they shouldn’t. When elicitation happens, there are ways to combat it, known as counter-elicitation. What is … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of Elicitation and Counter-Elicitation