How to know if outsourced Site Security Manager support is right for your project The Site Security Manager (SSM) is a central role to the completion of a SCIF or SAPF project. While the role does need to be filled by someone in-house, you can outsource SSM support services, which can help take over some of the SSM’s major responsibilities and offer guidance and expertise in other areas. So in … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing SSM Responsibilities
What is a Security Review?
What is a Security Review? The four types of security reviews that FSOs need to know and how to prepare for them The security review process for companies that hold a facility clearance (FCL) is thorough and multi-faceted. In-depth reviews and check-ins conducted by an Industrial Security Representative (ISR) are essential for making sure a facility meets set requirements to maintain … [Read more...] about What is a Security Review?
How to Fill Out Your Fixed Facility Checklist
An overview and tips to help you complete your FFC For any SCIF or SAPF construction projects, the ICD 705 Technical Specifications, or Tech Spec, requires that the Site Security Manager (SSM) completes a Fixed Facility Checklist (FFC) and submits it to the Accrediting Official (AO). This is a form that needs to be completed in full for every project seeking accreditation under the ICD 705. … [Read more...] about How to Fill Out Your Fixed Facility Checklist
Maintaining Security in Your Daily Life
How cleared employees, and everyone else, can keep themselves and their company secure While those holding a Personnel Clearance (PCL) need to be uniquely aware of protecting both their own and their company’s information, everyone should be concerned with their personal security and take steps to maintain it. How you manage your security will depend on a number of variables in your life, … [Read more...] about Maintaining Security in Your Daily Life
How to Learn the Ropes as a Security Professional
Get your feet under you quickly for a job in the industrial security world Starting a high-security profession can be daunting at first: There are countless acronyms to keep track of, dozens of requirements to meet and multiple dense government documents to wade through. In a career where you’re concerned with national security, it can feel like a lot of pressure to learn things quickly and not … [Read more...] about How to Learn the Ropes as a Security Professional
2023 Security Industry Trends on Display at GSX
How our approach to security is changing according to an Adamo security expert The Global Security Exchange (GSX) is an annual event that gives industrial security professionals an opportunity to network and learn from each other, as well as discuss the threats currently facing our nation. Such an event allows attendees to see what the industry’s current priorities are. Adamo’s Security … [Read more...] about 2023 Security Industry Trends on Display at GSX
How Much Does It Cost To Build a SCIF or SAPF?
The top factors and applications that increase the price of building a SCIF https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ge-iPg8FuF8 There’s a lot more to building a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF, pronounced “skiff”) than you might think—at the very least, it requires physical security, acoustic protections, visual controls, mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems, electronic access … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost To Build a SCIF or SAPF?
SCIF Accreditation Hurdles and How To Overcome Them
Navigate and avoid the most common hurdles in the SCIF/SAPF accreditation process. The final step in having an operating Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF, pronounced “skiff”) is getting it approved for accreditation. Oftentimes, SCIF building projects can come up against hurdles in the accreditation phase that result in costly delays. According to the ICD 705 Tech Spec, the … [Read more...] about SCIF Accreditation Hurdles and How To Overcome Them
Best Practices for Preparing Your Company for Security Audits
Tips to ensure your company’s ready for security reviews Security audits are a continuous reality for all companies holding a Facility Clearance (FCL). To best prepare for these in-depth security reviews, your company needs to ensure it’s closely following the rules and regulations of the 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM. Otherwise, your company risks losing its FCL. The DCSA (Defense … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Preparing Your Company for Security Audits