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The Importance of Security at the Workplace

18:00 04 October in Security

Physical security is very important, but it is usually overlooked by most organizations. It is necessary if you do not want anyone to snatch away your information or destroy it, in case of natural calamity. The reason could be anything, the attacker doing it for personal gain, financial gain, for seeking revenge or you were the vulnerable target available. If this security is not maintained properly, all the safety measures will be useless once the attacker gets through by gaining physical access. Though physical security is proving to be challenging than previous decades as there are more sensitive devices available (like USB drives, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) that enables the stealing of data easy and smooth.

Physical security is very important, but it is usually overlooked by most organizations.

As mentioned before there are fewer measures used for physical security and no one pays heed to it as attention is mostly on technology-oriented security. This slip-up gives the attacker a chance to exploit data or open ports. They scheme plans of penetrating the network through unauthorized means. Though there are internal threats too, for example, employees that have access to all the areas of the company can steal the assets with ease.

There are many methods and equipment that are difficult to scale by an intruder, have a low initial setup cost and can significantly reduce security threat. The following list of things help maintain a good and strong physical security:

  • Intrusion detector
  • CCTV, smart cards
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Guards
  • Suppression systems
  • Intrusion alarm
  • Motion detectors
  • Physical access
  • Chain link fence
  • RFID tags
  • Barbed wire and much more.

Access control (AC) are accessible to multiple operators; it includes authorization, access approval, multiple identity verifications, authentication, and audit.

Article Resource: https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/importance-physical-security-workplace/