JSAC works closely with the National Classification
Management Society (NCMS) - an organization of security professionals (both
government and contractor). Council membership is open to
any cleared contractor facility or government entity which is associated with
the security community. If you would like to take part in our workshop
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JSAC strives to develop, nourish and evolve sound security practices by assisting security professionals and newly appointed Facility Security Officers with compliance of all rules and regulations of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and government regulations as stipulated on the DD254s. JSAC strives to facilitate protection of classified and sensitive information through continuing education and training, annual workshops which promote security awareness, and dissemination of materials and other security-related information to more effectively manage industrial security. JSAC strives to promote interaction and networking among our members in order to increase the awareness of and vigilance against potential security and cyber threats through the application of best security practices which also encompasses awareness of Counter Intelligence (CI) concerns associated with foreign visitors, joint ventures and research.
One of the biggest risks to an organization’s information security is often not a weakness in the technology control environment. Rather it is the action or inaction by employees and other personnel that can lead to security incidents—for example, through disclosure of information that could be used in a social engineering attack, not reporting observed unusual activity, accessing sensitive information unrelated to the user’s role without following the proper procedures, and so on. It is therefore vital that organizations have a security awareness program in place to ensure employees are aware of the importance of protecting sensitive information, what they should do to handle information securely, and the risks of mishandling information. Employees’ understanding of the organizational and personal consequences of mishandling sensitive information is crucial to an organization’s success. It is important to put potential organizational harm into perspective for personnel, detailing how such damage to the organization can affect their own roles.
The National Classification Management Society (NCMS) sponsors the Industrial Security Professional (ISP® ) Certification Program, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Society offers a professional certification to qualified candidates who work within the U.S. National Industrial Security Program (NISP). The intent of the ISP® designation is to award professional certification and recognition to qualified candidates who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities their profession demands. The basis for the examination is primarily the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), the supplements, and other information security concomitant rules and regulations to include Operations Security, proprietary information, etc. Successful completion of the examination will signify the overall competence of the candidate on NISPOM requirements, so current and prospective employers will have a recognized criteria to evaluate their performance. The NCMS Professional Certification Program is the result of a three year effort by the Society’s Education and Training Committee, as well as the Chapter Chairpersons and the National Board of Directors. Go to the National Classification Management Society website for more information on this certification.
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