Why radio frequency shielding is an increasingly important part of SCIF and SAPF security Unintentional emanations have been a security concern since WWII, but in an increasingly technologically dependent and online world, that concern has multiplied. Radio Frequency (RF) shielding is being included in more SCIF and SAPF construction projects to keep adversaries from taking advantage of signals … [Read more...] about An Overview of RF Concerns for SCIFs and SAPFs
Phishing Technique Trends You Need to Know and How to Spot Them
As phishing attacks rise, knowledge is the greatest weapon to combat them There was a 76% increase in direct financial loss as a result of phishing attacks from 2021 to 2022 according to Proofpoint’s 2022 State of the Phish report. As phishing attacks increase, scammers find new techniques and tools to trick people into giving up information or sending money. Arming personnel with knowledge of … [Read more...] about Phishing Technique Trends You Need to Know and How to Spot Them
How to Recognize and Address The Five Red Flags of Insider Threats
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
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
FSO Tips: Reporting Foreign Travel (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnHGRyHeTT4 All employees holding a Personnel Clearance (PCL) must report any foreign travel to their Facility Security Officers (FSOs) as of Aug. 24, 2022. This is part of the change from the old National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) to the 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM that occurred in February 2021. With this new requirement, it’s important … [Read more...] about FSO Tips: Reporting Foreign Travel (Video)
Protecting your Facility’s Data While Traveling
A guide for cleared employees to keep data secure while traveling One of the greatest threats to the protected data at your site is from cyber hackers who are continually looking for weaknesses in your secured plans to steal your data. The risk increases significantly when your cleared employees use technology such as computers, smartphones and tablets while traveling. This makes it crucial … [Read more...] about Protecting your Facility’s Data While Traveling
What puts your PCL at risk?
Will mistakes cause you to lose your Personnel Clearance? Holding a Personnel Clearance comes with a pretty strict set of standards for your conduct as both an employee and a private citizen. Whether it’s the standards found in 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM, or the requirements you have to adhere to, like reporting requirements from Security Executive Agent Directive 3 (SEAD 3), cleared employees are … [Read more...] about What puts your PCL at risk?
Enforcing Good Document Control in Your Cleared Facility
How can you improve document control of classified information? If your company holds a Facility Clearance (FCL), good document control is a key part of maintaining your clearance and preserving national security. The standards for how facilities need to manage their document control can be found in 32 CFR part 117, NISPOM. Responsibility for maintaining good document control falls on the … [Read more...] about Enforcing Good Document Control in Your Cleared Facility
Can Your Smart Security Tech Be Too Smart?
Are we sacrificing security in the name of convenience? As technology becomes more advanced, some of our security systems are able to be controlled without so much as pushing a button. You can remotely engage your system from your phone or shut it off with the sound of your voice. This can save some time, but as we lean more into smart technology, are we putting ourselves into a more vulnerable … [Read more...] about Can Your Smart Security Tech Be Too Smart?