Physical Security Inspections for Anyone

Raise your expectations on physical security inspections.

 

About TraceInspect

What would happen to your business if someone decided you were a target? Could they compromise your data or find sensitive documents by infiltrating disguised as a pest control representative? Your business probably has policies and procedures to ensure that these issues are addressed, but how do you know that these policies are being followed? That’s where a physical security inspection comes in. A thorough physical security inspection can help make sure that proper protocol is being followed in regards to physical IT security.

Rethinking Physical Security Inspections

Traditional inspections are normally completed by 3rd party experts. This is a solid practice, but can be costly for companies who have multiple locations that they need to inspect, or want to do inspections multiple times a year. If you are looking to check progress on your physical security before 3rd party inspectors returned, then it’s time to rethink physical security inspections.

 

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How TraceInspect Can Help

TraceInspect allows anyone to perform a physical security inspection, at any location, as many times as they would like. When you sign up for TraceInspect you'll receive a tablet with the app pre-installed. This app will walk you through a physical security inspection, allowing you to take photos and tag them to the questions to help prove compliance. Once the inspection is complete you will receive comprehensive, auditor approved, reports. TraceInspect is the perfect tool for:

Financial industries like Credit Unions and Banks going through FFIEC regulations

Healthcare Organizations looking to adhere to HIPAA compliance

Retail businesses in need of a methodology to reduce shrinkage, and increase compliance

Industrial/Manufacturing companies hoping to make security a priority

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

What is a physical security inspection?

We are focused on information security; therefore our inspection focuses on any physical weaknesses in your organization that may lead to exposure or loss of your sensitive data.

I use a security company with alarms and 24x7 monitoring, why do I need TraceInspect?

There are many ways that your information can be exposed or stolen. One of those is unlawful entry to your physical structure, which a monitored alarm system would help to mitigate. However, there are many other ways in which information can be stolen or lost: employees throwing away sensitive documents, environmental disasters, or approved visitors or customers in your facility gaining access to sensitive areas.

You are a cybersecurity company. What does TraceInspect have to do with my computers or computer equipment?

The inspection focuses on information security - and most information is stored digitally. Therefore, the inspection has a heavy focus on computer equipment: is it properly secured, are there protections in your data center, are employee screens visible from insecure areas, etc.

How many users can TraceInspect handle?

There isn't a user-limit. TraceInspect is licensed by physical locations that you want to inspect.

When should I get a 3rd party company to perform a physical security inspection?

With TraceInspect, you no longer need a 3rd party to perform physical security inspections on your facilities because the application enables you to perform a quality inspectio non your own.

What is the benefit to performing a security inspection yourself?

Because your physical environment can change, it is beneficial to conduct physical security inspections on a regular basis. If you are out-sourcing this assessment multiple inspections can become expensive. Then you end up with an outdated assessment that does not reflect your current physical security environment.

How long does it take to set-up TraceInspect?

First time set up takes less than an hour.

Does cprlorca keep any records of these inspections? For how long?

Inspections are stored and accessible only to you, users authorized by you, and cprlorca administrators. Inspections are effectively stored indefinitely, until either you delete them or your close your TraceInspect account.

How much is technical support for TraceInspect?

Support is included.

 

How does TraceInspect allow anyone to perform an inspection?

The tablet-based application is easy to navigate and questions are written so that anyone can answer the questions and record evidence without needing to have an understanding of security or IT.

I'm an IT department of one, how can TraceInspect help?

TraceInspect was designed for organizations with little-to-no IT or security staff. The applications walks you through your facility, step-by-step, and directs you to look for and record information as you go. It doesn't require experience with IT or security to complete an inspection.

What tablets are compatible with TraceInspect? Do I need to buy my own? 

Any iOS or Android-based tablet works with TraceInspect. You do not have to buy one, we will provide one free tablet.

How many times can I perform a physical security inspection with TraceInspect?

For each location you can perform as many inspections as you like - there is no limit to the number of inspections for a given location.

Can TraceInspect help remediate any deficiencies in my physical compliance?

TraceInspect doesn't perform any remediation. However, it will identify the most critical gaps that you should remediate first.

Does TraceInspect include reporting?

Yes, TraceInspect's admin portal includes the ability to export inspections as reports.

How can I prove that these items are in compliance?

While performing an inspection, TraceInspect walks the user through documenting evidence of physical security controls, typically done by taking a photo on the tablet. Upon completion of an inspection you'll have documented evidence of security controls.

How can I be sure that doing a TraceInspect inspection will fulfill my compliance need?

Although most regulators require physical security inspections, the specific requirements vary. cprlorca's proprietary checklist included with the TraceInspect application is built on our 13+ years of experience in conducting physical security assessments across various industries. These will cover a wide variety of requirements.

Will cprlorca help me remediate any issues that I find through TraceInspect?

In many cases, yes. We offer training and testing for employees as well as policies and policy management to help with many identified physical security issues. However, there are certain items, like security alarms, fire-suppression, that we do not offer.

What if I have a question about certain compliance requirements - can cprlorca help?

Yes, we can work with you to build out customized physical security inspections that meet specific compliance requirements.

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