Establishment/Unit Security Officer
November 2007 EditionCHAPTER 29ESTABLISHMENT/UNIT SECURITY OFFICER2901.Duties of the Establishment/Unit Security Officer
1.The duties of the ESO/USO include:
Advise the Commanding Officer/Head of Establishment on all securitymatters contained in JSP 440, (The Defence Manual of Security), and theFLEET Security Guidelines (FSGs).
Produce, co-ordinate and Maintain the ship/unit/establishment Asset Register.
Produce and maintain the ship/unit/establishment Security Risk Register.
Assess the threat to the unit’s security from Espionage,Sabotage, Subversion and Terrorism in both peace and war.
Co-ordinate all aspects of physical, documentary, andpersonnel security within the unit, and advise on security matters as required.Liaise with the IT Security Officer (ITSO)
as necessary to ensure all aspectsof IT security are correctly managed. Co-ordinate the preparations for externalSecurity Assurance Visits and Inspections by FLEET Security Team, and carryout actions required for Self Assessments.
Prepare and maintain Unit Security Standing Orders andensuring that they are well promugated, understood and observed.
Conducting initial investigations into all security incidentsand recommend, where necessary, further action to the Commanding Officer/Head of Establishment, maintaining a record of all incidents, and ensuring thatincidents are reported to FLEET Warning, Advice and Reporting Point(WARP) iaw FSGs.
Responsibility for the control of all security keys, custody of written records of combination lock settings, and ensuring that combinationlock settings are changed as required by regulations.
i.Briefing of Personnel.
Ensure that civilian and service personnel joining arebriefed on the Unit Security Standing Orders, local instructions and the threat.
j.Annual Security Certification.
In shore units, preparation for the CommandingOfficer/Head of Establishment annual security certification.
Organise security education and training within the unit and maintainnominal roles of those personnel who have attended such education andtraining periods.
1.Appointment of an ITSO is a Command responsibility as directed by JSP 440.