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Industrial Security

What is Industrial Security?

Industrial security is the status reached when the appropriate measures and procedures are implemented to gain access to, handle or generate Classified Information during the performance of a classified contract or programme.

The Regulations of the National Authority for the Protection of Classified Information establish the minimum conditions for handling Classified Information in classified contracts and programmes. These minimum conditions could be complemented by the specific regulations for the protection of Classified Information in the realm of a contract or a programme.

General conditions for a contractor to gain access to Classified Information.

a) Must possess full capacity to act.

b) Must prove economic, financial and technical or professional solvency.

c) Must be trustworthy from the security point of view.

d) Must have a Classified Information Protection Service in place.

e) The owners, administrators, members of the governing board and any other person who may know, participate or be present at the deliberations of the executive body of the contractor must possess the PSC corresponding to the level assigned to the contractor. If the National Security Authority decides so, the PSC of the said persons might be replaced with an affidavit waiving the knowledge of Classified Information.

f) Must have signed the appropriate Security Commitment.
 

Definitions of FSC.

A Facility Security Clearance (FSC) with non-storage capability is considered as an approval by virtue of which the National Security Authority, on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, formally acknowledges the capability and reliability of a contractor to generate and gain access to Classified Information up to a certain level, without being authorised to handle or store it in his/her own facilities.

A Facility Security Clearance (FSC) with storage capability is considered as an approval by virtue of which the National Security Authority, on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, formally acknowledges the capability and reliability of a contractor holder of a FSC to handle and store Classified Information up to a certain level in his/her facilities cleared for that purpose.

 


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