Governance, Risk, and Compliance: How Access Commander is Effective for Both Security and Compliance

Facility Security Officers (FSOs) are tasked with essential responsibilities in maintaining data security and integrity while ensuring their organization meets compliance requirements. With the cybersecurity landscape being tenser than ever, government agencies are demanding more from their contractors to deploy security controls, enforce governance policies, and report for audit purposes.  

Having to oversee cybersecurity, facility security, and compliance programs simultaneously is not easy — particularly if an FSO isn’t equipped with the right technology. There’s a broad range of requirements ranging from managing personnel, contracts, inventory, visitors, and the facility itself, not to mention demands for tracking foreign travel and security threats and responding to incidents.   

Facility teams will find themselves disorganized and ineffective if they cannot manage their workflows and data in a centralized interface. The result could be hefty noncompliance fines, lost government contracts, or a successful breach that could jeopardize your organization and even our country’s national security. 

Why Adopt a Comprehensive Industrial Security Management Software?   

Centralized governance and oversight through a single industrial security management software enables defense contractors to have all their data and work processes in one place — prompting improved collaboration and communication between industrial security teams and other stakeholders. One integrated system also helps enforce policies and protocols from the top down.  

As contractors entrust FSOs with intense compliance duties for data security, personnel management, contract procurement, and visitor processing, having one system handle the governance side of things is helpful. FSOs can enforce protocols and track compliance for things like foreign or domestic contact visits to their facility, international travel by cleared employees, and clearance investigations in one interface.     

Additionally, a central platform establishes a single source of truth for document storage, event monitoring, and activity tracking. In other words, FSOs can use one system to pull the most accurate information, generate reports, or present real-time data on the system’s dashboard to prepare for ongoing audits and improve security processes.   

Access Commander: The Ultimate Solution for Security and Compliance  

Access Commander is an all-in-one solution for FSOs to optimize security governance and simplify compliance management. The platform can be hosted in Microsoft Azure or Microsoft 365 Government Community Cloud High (GCC High), and it fully supports the 32 CFR Part 117 rule of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). 

On top of that, Access Commander maintains current and future Department of Defense (DoD) requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).      

Access Commander allows for both on-premise deployment and cloud implementation that meets compliance with Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) architecture. Additionally, a Defense Information System for Security (DISS) tool within the platform allows users to compare Access Commander data with that in DISS – all while supporting NIST SP 800-53, NIST 800-171, and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

Access Commander Modular Capabilities 

The value of Access Commander comes precisely from its robust yet easy-to-use modules. First and foremost, the platform includes features for storing, tracking, and processing both classified and unclassified documents, contracts, and other materials that may contain sensitive information or fall under a compliance umbrella.

Next, the software gives FSOs a full range of personnel management solutions that keep them within NISPOM. They can monitor and adhere to clearances or special access requests, track progress on background investigations, log foreign travel, and manage associated information to security personnel such as documents or responsible, secure areas.  

FSOs also can handle visitor governance using Access Commander. Whether foreign or domestic, incoming or outgoing, the platform collects and organizes all the data needed to stay in compliance, such as visit dates, clearance status, authorization requests and letters, and contact information. 

Finally, Access Commander is equipped with the security tools to oversee and handle compliance requirements for insider threats, facility inspections, secured areas, incident response, and reporting suspicious activity. In addition to its functionality, the platform takes data organization and reporting into its own hands so FSOs can find what they need for their next audit.     

Manage Governance Risk and Compliance with MathCraft 

MathCraft’s Access Commander software gives FSOs centralized management of their personnel, visitors, and facility security. The broad range of modular capabilities allows them to track classified documents easily, undergo clearance and background investigations, process inventory, generate reports, and monitor threats and assets in a compliant interface.  

Contact us today to learn more about how our industrial security management software suite helps FSOs automate their workflows, organize their data, and manage compliance requirements across all aspects of their facility-security operations.