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After the Breach: Damage Control and Complying with Regulations

No one wants to hear, “Our facility was breached,” yet physical breaches can and do happen. Whether it was hackers who took personal information from your corporate server, an employee who stole customer information, or valuable products stolen when a door was inadvertently left open, you are probably wondering what to do next.

There are many steps that will need to be taken, and an important one will be to ensure that your company still complies with any industry regulations. Most companies are required to adhere to regulations such as NERC for the electricity generation and distribution industry, HIPAA for medical records, FSMA for the national food supply, and PCI regulations that affect nearly every establishment that accepts credit cards or processes payment data.

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3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

Your physical security system must comply with regulations specific to your industry. A regulation that is of major concern to security managers is the requirement to restrict physical access to a building. A failure to comply with this regulation could result in a number of associated liabilities, ranging from physical harm to an employee or guest, to hefty fines and bad press.

Managing the entry to the best of your ability is key to compliance regulations. Security entrances mitigate unauthorized entry, though the level of mitigation various based on the type of entrance implemented. Security mantrap portals receive an A+ grade when it comes to regulatory compliance. What catapults this solution above the other entrance solutions available, like turnstiles and security revolving doors? We’ve got three reasons…

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How Do Security Entrances Measure Up Against Compliance Regulations?

Security professionals build their security plans around compliance to a number of industry-specific regulations. Whether an organization is required to adhere to the standards of PCI, NERC, HIPAA, or FSMA, the concerns are the same. How does a company balance the added costs necessary to comply with the regulations, with the high fines and lost time that comes with not complying? Security compliance isn’t a cut and dry topic. Regulations, as written, are to interpretation; when it comes to security entrances, it’s all in the “eye of the beholder.” A security manager may think he has the necessary precautions in place, but after a breach has occurred, would a court of law agree that the company did everything possible to prevent it? In several cases, the answer has been “no” and hefty fines were imposed.

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Regulatory Compliance: How a Lack of Clarity Around the Entry Leads to Fines

Many organizations spend a great deal of time and financial resources in making the entrances to their buildings artistic and beautiful, with designs and materials that inspire awe. They may work with an architect, engineer, or building contractor and ensure compliance to NFPA safety and fire guidelines regarding egress, along with the desire for user convenience and an overall aesthetic design. Often, they select standard swinging doors to make it more convenient for employees, visitors and vendors to enter. For security, they employ security officers to stand guard.

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