In October 2011, President Obama signed Executive Order 13587, “Structural Reforms to Improve the Security of Classified Network and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information.” The order established the Senior Information Sharing and Safeguarding Committee to develop and implement government-wide policies and minimum standards. It also created the National Insider Threat Task Force to develop a government-wide program for deterring, detecting and mitigating insider threats.
More Change on the Horizon
The National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual, known as the NISPOM, is the bible for any defense contractor supporting classified government programs. The Defense Security Service is responsible for administering the NISPOM to protect U.S. and foreign classified information and technologies held by cleared defense contractors. The NISPOM was last updated in 2013 with Conforming Change 1.
Now there is a new version on the way. Conforming Change 2, slated to be released later this year, will include updated mandates related to insider threat. But instead of waiting for these updates, facility security officers can take a number of steps now to address insider threat and stay ahead of the coming modifications.
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