Certificate of Origin’s are considered to be sensitive documents and why AAMVA has placed expectations on features which go into protecting the MCO document. True security printers understand that it is not enough to simply print a “compliant document” based on features alone. Without a secure chain of custody or secure print facility your certificate of origin’s run the risk of theft or misuse which leaves any secure print feature useless. Before picking a printer for your MCO paper be sure to verify that they have a secure facility and policies in place which secure the entire process of MCO printing and not just putting ink on paper.
The following protocols are followed for our secure printing facility.
- All employees working in the manufacture of security documents are subject to
background checks and fingerprinting to minimize risk exposure.
- All employees must wear a photo ID badge which contains their RFID code.
- Entire premise is gated and access controlled via RFID or remote via front lobby.
- External premise is guarded under remote surveillance.
- External employee entrance doors to facility are locked and controlled via RFID.
- All RFID points are recorded for date, time, and employee code.
- Entire internal secure facility is guarded under remote surveillance which is 3rd party controlled.
- Visitor entrance includes a security lobby which controls entrance into the facility.
- All visitors are identified with proper ID and written in visitor log.
- Containers, briefcases, cameras, cell phones, etc. are prohibited.
- 24 hour surveillance, access control, alarms are all controlled via 3rd party which has
direct access to Fire Department or Law Enforcement in case of fire or breach.
- All visitors are employee escorted and must wear a visitor security badge.
- Plant is divided into 6 level subdivision areas whereas employees, dependent on their
authorization, have controlled and limited access to sensitive areas of the facility.
- High security area is provided for warehouse finished security products.
- 24 hour armed guards are utilized on a project basis depending on sensitivity of project.
- Local network is protected via firewall from the wide area network.
- Strict control over sensitive media, materials, and documents from the time the order
enters the facility to the time it ships.
- Secure facility is equipped with shredding and disintegration equipment which complies with
the requirements of NSA/CSS Specification 02-02, High Security Disintegrators and
NSA/CSS 04-02, Optical Media Destruction Devices.
- All security document waste, including make ready, is shredded on premises.
- All printing plates are destroyed upon completion of secure document printing.
- Shipping truck access to the property is RFID controlled and separate from main gate.
- Shipping access is controlled with security gates during prime shipping times.
- Internal network integral server components are guarded within a locked closet with