Hello, everyone. And welcome back to cyber is and use of physical security Course. This is less than 3.2 receiving visitors, employees and contractors.
We have to learning objectives for this lesson. The first is we're gonna talk about discussing how we process visitors into our building,
and then we're gonna talk about how do we allow employees, contractors and visitors
Processing visitors is a critical piece
in physical security.
We want to welcome them in. But we also want to make sure that the people who were welcoming in have business there.
It's about security
checking their identity,
authenticating their purpose for being in the building,
and also to make sure that the person coming into the building is not bringing in something that could potentially harm the business or the employees.
They do this first of all through active conversation, finding out why the person is they're contacting the person they're supposed to see to ensure that the person really does have business there that day,
as well as the chance to take their I d.
give them a visitor's badge
and also give them that time to call an escort to come down from
WHO? John Smith's office,
to greet the guest and to bring them up to John Smith's office.
Now we talked about processing and visitors. It's also important that we process in special contractors. Well, what do I mean by that? Well,
like the picture illustrates, there are certain
contractors that a business will hire
most commonly thought of is the cleaning crew
to continue to do to serve some function for the business?
That being said, they shouldn't have 24 7 access to the building. They should only have access for the purpose of doing their job.
So it's important, just like with our visitors. And just even like with our employees or contractors, when they first come in to do their regular
9 to 5 job
that we screen them.
We also want to scan them, make sure they're not bringing in something that they're not supposed to.
We can give them the opportunity, secure personal items like cell phones or or maybe even a backpack so that they're not bringing again. So they're not bringing something into the building that they don't need to have in there.
We would also consider issuing them special badges this identifies them as the cleaning crew. It also shows that they've been vetted, that they have a purpose for being there.
But we might also consider giving them an escort. Now
you might wonder why. Well, think about it.
If a if a cleaning crews coming in, let's say around 45 o'clock at night to start the cleaning duties.
Where is everybody else? We're going home for the day.
Most people are not all.
If you're a hard worker, you probably will stay till maybe 56 oclock.
But the reality is, is that most people have departed the building.
This means that thes
proper escort would have free reign through the building.
They could open filing cabinets. Maybe they could. They could take pictures of, um,
trade secrets or plans or or any kind of information that might be valuable. Even P I. I personally identifiable information. Whatever it ISS,
they have free rein in the building,
so it's important
for the company to consider to use escorts with them.
I have worked in buildings where on engineer was there to work on the electrical system.
Well, wherever he went, he had an escort shadowing in the whole way to make sure he didn't go anywhere. That he didn't need to go
just is important that we scan and take care of people as they enter the building. It's also important that we process them out of the building as well.
Remember I said that with visitors
they may come in. We take their I d. Give them a visitor badge. Well,
they need to get their I D back.
We can also use this as an opportunity to search their bags, their their personal belongings that they brought in to make sure they haven't brought something out that they weren't supposed to take out of the building.
It also ensures that we have a clear record of who is in the building and who is not in the building, so that if something were to happen later that night,
God forbid of fire.
we know that the person is not in the building so we can account for them, and we don't have to worry that someone's been left behind
in this lesson. We discussed two main areas. First we talked about processing of visitors
and then we discussed act lowing employees, contractors and visitors access to the interior of the building.
I want to thank you for taking the time to join me for this lesson. I look forward to seeing you in the next one.