Excerpt from upcoming book featuring the topic of classified information systems.
I write this to demonstrate that a Facility Security Officer should not be intimidated by any IS security discussions; they are similar to protective measures employed for all forms of classified information. Some security managers may be intimidated by an IS discussion because of perceived lack of technical experience. Ether they do not work with information systems or they if they do, it is in a limited capacity. In these cases, they may turn over the entire process to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and remain hands off. However, it does not need to be that drastic.
Hopefully your familiarity with the NISPOM will give you confidence and a better grasp of how to employ classified IS protection and measure your program’s effectiveness. Additionally, you may be able to use this information to better prepare for security certifications like Industrial Security Professional Citification and Industrial Security Oversight Certification.