How do I add a Container(s) to ThreatSwitch?

Follow these simple steps to add containers to your ThreatSwitch account.

Written by Peter Akeley
Updated over a week ago

Does your company currently have multiple safes, vaults, filing cabinets, etc.? This information can now be stored in ThreatSwitch by following a few simple steps. In order to add this information, you will either need to have the permission of an Administrator, Security Manager or a Custom Role created by your security team.

Follow the steps that outline how to add these containers into ThreatSwitch.

  1. Log into ThreatSwitch and proceed to the 'Administration' tab

  2. Locate the 'Containers' section and review existing containers or select 'Add a Container'.

  3. Fields that are required are the Container Name, Custodian, and Facility. Everything else is a nice to have but it is also recommended to add this information.

  4. Other fields that are relevant to containers are; Storage Level and Type. Storage Level allows for you to select if it is Secret, Top Secret, Confidential, etc. The Type is referencing if it is a general purpose storage, weapon container, filing cabinet, etc.

  5. Two fields that are very popular are the 'Combination Last Changed' and 'Combination Expires' fields.

Quick Tip: The Custodian, Facility, and Contracts all need to be added to ThreatSwitch prior to associating these items to the specific container.

Another Quick Tip: Once the containers are created, you can then associate them to your assets located under the 'Asset' tab. This will allow the Custodians to review the assets they have been assigned and also take the next steps with managing and marking each item as accounted for or missing.

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