MathCraft Newsletter Issue Q1 2020 – Associate Member of NCMS
During this unprecedented and challenging time, our team remains committed to providing client support and the essential professional services required of the Federal Sector employees and contractors we assist. Our support hours remain the same and we appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve you.
Periodic Reinvestigations Are Out, Continuous Vetting Is In for Security Clearance Holders – continuous vetting has enjoyed significant adoption since its introduction in 2019; while it was predicted to grow this year, some government officials have announced a more ambitious goal: eliminate periodic reinvestigations in 2020 Read More.
DCSA Announces Expanded Mission and Priorities for 2020 – former DCSA director Charlie Palen has announced the agency’s priorities for 2020, highlighting further clearance reform, higher IT security standards and the need for risk-based security Read More
Survey finds DOD contractors know little about forthcoming cyber standards – although the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) goes into effect this year, less than 25% of defense contractors are currently aware of it, according to a recent survey which raises concerns about security-readiness Read More
Attacks on DOD Networks Soar as Telework Inflicts ‘Unprecedented’ Loads – as more and more DoD employees work from home to avoid contact with COVID-19, the agency has noticed a significant increase in cyberattacks, reminding us that remote access comes with a risk Read More
DoD names new permanent director to lead security clearance agency– at the Pentagon’s discretion, William Lietzau is replacing Charlie Palen as permanent director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Read More
DCSA Suspends ESVAs and Onsite Activities Due to COVID-19– Facilities scheduled to receive an ESVA will instead be contacted virtually by their Industrial Security Representative (ISR) who will conduct a Continuous Monitoring Engagement. Detailed information on these engagements Read More
Announcing Access Commander 4.0!
MathCraft is proud to announce Access Commander 4.0. Complete with a state-of-the-art user interface, new modules, new dashboards and lots more, compliance has never been easier.
New in Access Commander 4.0
The latest version of Access Commander is designed to fully support the latest NISPOM requirements and provide FSOs with all the functionalities they need for comprehensive governance and oversight. Highlights include:
- All-new, streamlined user-interface
- Role-based dashboards
- Several new modules
- Comprehensive e-mail notification for all reminders
- New Ad-Hoc Report tool
- New Advanced Insider Threat Analysis
Access Commander 4.0 supports all current and upcoming federal security legislation including NISPOM, DoD CUI requirements, DFARS, NIST SP 800-171 and NIST SP 800-53 which serves as the basis for the upcoming CMMC.
Tradeshows and Events
We look forward to seeing you at NSI’s 35th Annual Security Forum IMPACT 2020 that will now take place August 31st through September 2nd.
Check Out Our Industrial Security Survival Guide
For years, contractors have long followed the “checkbox approach” to security compliance, running through a long list of controls and technical requirements to stay on top of audits while ignoring the real dangers that face their business.
The DCSA’s priorities for 2020 include a shift to “risk-based” security – but what does that mean? According to the DAAPM, risk is defined as the likelihood and impact of a threat event, which is specific to each organization.
To bring the remediation of risk to the forefront of your security strategy, we offer five techniques:
- Empower your people
- File thorough and timely reports
- Keep track of your assets and employees
- Always stay informed
- Manage your supply chain
To learn more, check out our blog post on risk-based compliance.
From time to time, FSOs are required to validate that their cleared facilities are in compliance with NISPOM requirements by conducting a self-inspection. While self-inspections can help to ensure a “Satisfactory” rating ahead of a DCSA security assessment, they are also time consuming, requiring extensive documentation and interviews.
Stay on top of the latest security requirements and be ready for your next inspections: with new and enhanced modules and multiple dashboards, Access Commander 4.0 provides all the functionalities you need to defend your organization through automated security procedures.
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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