This paper explains the responsibility of organization in industrial security and the causes and effects of industrial loss. Government businesses that deal with the government and businesses of a large nature must deal in security above and beyond the normal security. This type of security that is needed is called Industrial Security. These organizations deal in very secretive and sensitive matters on the home front and internationally.
In this paper we will deal with the various responsibilities organizations in industrial security must address; and identify the causes and effects of industrial loss.The responsibility of organizations within industrial security is very refine and exact because of the high sensitivity of the technical and secretive matters in their job. You will find their responsibilities are very varied in nature. They are inclusive of the following;National Industrial Security Program Purpose :• Safeguard classified information that may be released or has been released to current, prospective or former contractors, licensees, or grantees of the United States agencies.
•Shall provide for the protection of information classified pursuant of Executive Order. Promote the economic and technological interest of the United States.• Shall provide overall policy direction for the national Industrial Security Program (National Industrial Security Program, 1993). Homeland Industrial Security.
• The Secretary of Homeland Security has designated the Chief Security Officer as the Senior Agency Official. The Senior Agency Official shall direct and administer Department of Homeland Security’s industrial Security program. The chief, administrative Security division shall administer, manage, and provide oversight for the industrial security program, authority of the Chief Security Officer/Senior Agency Official.• Contracting Officers shall ensure that all solicitations and contracts under their oversight comply with the policies and procedures identified in this directive, in addition to the requirements of the federal acquisition regulation regarding safeguarding classified information.
Department of Home Security/Administrative Security Division is responsible for maintaining a record of cleared US contractors involved with foreign entities and related activities (Industrial Security Program, 2005).Investigation Services•Leader in the industry remain concerned about the nation’s ability to provide qualified, well-trained security officers.• Propriety guards receive very little oversight and typically follow whatever standards are established by their employers. Private security organizations provide a variety of services, including guard services, alarm monitoring, investigation, armored transport, correctional facilities management, systems integration and management, security consulting, pre-employment screening, information security, and others.
• Use force, detain suspects, and carry and use firearms (Industrial Security Program, 2005). Tyco Security Company They integrate security services with highly effective and efficient commercial and industrial security tools, technologies and systems to create the ideal business security solutions.• Responsibilities:1. Offer highly skilled professionals. 2.
Supply security systems and/or monitoring service.3. Supply video surveillance if needed.4. Supply digital recording and storage.5.
Electronic access control.6. RFID Tracking.7.
Integrated Communication Services.8. Fire Safety Solutions.9. Web-based access and management options (Industries, 2013).
•Increase the professionalism within industry and government security.•Enhance the recognition of industry and government security professionals .•Increase the recognition of the NCMS as a premier security organization.•Improve the cooperation between government and industry security personal.
•Improve the security of national security –related assets (Security, 2013). The Defense Industrial Security Clearance office, located in Columbus, Ohio, processes, issues and maintains industrial security program facility clearances and industrial security personnel security clearances.In dealing with Industrial security or any security we must keep in mind that at some point and time a breach of information can occur. Although plans have been set and policies put into place to secure the technology, information and people to the highest degree.
When thinking about industrial loss we must think about what can or might happen and then have a ready a plan of consequences. As in the case of Robert Hassen some years back, who worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation? Mr. Hassen began passing top secret information of the U.S. to Russia.
When security became aware they set him up to make sure of his espionage. They caught him he was tried and sent to prison for 20 years. It has been stated that if sensitive and confidential information about a big business or government agency’s customer’s or finances or new product line fall into the wrong hands, such a breach of security could lead to very serious consequences. Protecting confidential information is a business requirement in government and businesses that deal with the government.
Policies and organizations have been set up to deal with this unethical and illegal conduct. We must remember that all types of security is in existence but all are prepared to take care of the technological, or sensitive, or economic classified information that exist in our nation. We have tried to make the reader aware of the type of security used by different organizations that have sensitive information and the federal government that has topic secret information.The industrial Security systems are the security organizations being used to protect government and big business. Knowing that the never ending process of information security involves ongoing training, assessment, protection, monitoring and detection, incident response and repair, documentation, and review it is taking care by industrial security organization. This makes information security an indispensable part of all the government business operations across different organizations and foreign countries.