Don't let small security mistakes cause big issues for your company When working in a secure space or anywhere that is concerned about company security, there are some security procedures employees often don’t follow. While these mistakes may seem insignificant, they create vulnerabilities in company security, and the more vulnerabilities there are, the more an adversary can take advantage … [Read more...] about Common Security Mistakes and How to Address Them
How to Sponsor an FCL for Another Company
The process for a cleared company to sponsor a Facility Clearance for a subcontractor When working on a contract for a government agency that requires access to classified information, you company may run into a situation in which they need to subcontract a portion of the work. This could be someone building walls on a construction project or filling a niche cybersecurity need for data you’re … [Read more...] about How to Sponsor an FCL for Another Company
An Acronym Guide for FSOs and Cleared Employees
When working in a cleared facility, there are 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 an acronym. If you work in the high-security space holding a personnel clearance (PCL), odds are you hear a lot of acronyms being thrown around on a daily basis. With this guide, you’ll be slinging out lingo with the best … [Read more...] about An Acronym Guide for FSOs and Cleared Employees
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
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?
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)
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?
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