MathCraft Newsletter Issue Q1 2018 – Associate Member of NCMS
Creating a Positive, Pro-Security Culture
Are the members of your security team the “bad guys” in your organization? Creating the right company culture requires more than the popular “just-in-time” training. Security should be a habit – not a hindrance. Everyone needs to understand the importance of security in everything that you do.
- How a 3-year-old decision still haunts OPM’s security clearance efforts - Did kicking a dirty contractor to the curb set the agency on a course for certain failure? Read more
- Why OPM is warning against DoD reclaiming the security clearance process - Will the battle over investigators and funding make the backlog worse in the long run? Read more
- Delayed security clearance reforms could increase costs for agencies - Can a continuous evaluation save the security clearance process, or is it just wishful thinking? Read more
The Risk Management Framework
As of January 1, 2018, every National Industrial Security Program (NISP) partner must have completely transitioned to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) outlined in the Defense Security Service (DSS) Assessments and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM). Is your enterprise compliant?
Read more about the RMF process and what it encompasses here.
Did You Know?
The number one reason security clearances are denied or revoked is because of financial considerations. Adjudicators look at patterns of fiscal irresponsibility and reasons for debt, as well as other factors.
Why are financial issues such a big deal?
They can make a person susceptible to blackmail – and a perfect candidate for espionage.
The latest version of Access Commander®, version 3.54, delivers three new modules: Risk Management Framework, Foreign Travel, and Foreign Contacts. These modules allow you to systematically collect and manage information – whether your organization needs to obtain accreditation for a new Information System (IS) or an employee needs to travel overseas on TDY. Access Commander® makes it easy to stay up-to-date and compliant.
Around the Corner
IMPACT 2018 Security Forum keeps you on top of the latest security threats and challenges!
Join us April 30 – May 2 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, VA.
MathCraft Security Technologies’ Annual User Conference & Client Appreciation Event is coming soon!
Clients, please join us May 1 in Northern Virginia for an evening of education and celebration. Look for details in your inbox coming soon.
Cowboy Up Your Security!
The 54th Annual NCMS Training Seminar will be held June 5 – 7 in Dallas, TX.
MathCraft Security Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of innovative software and technologies for Industrial Security professionals. Our tools are compliant with 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM Rule and are available on-premises or in the cloud. Contact us today to see how our products can transform your security operations!
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