Physical security is essential in establishing and sustaining a comprehensive security posture. Physical access control, monitoring, guards, access cards, walls, walk through gates, biometrics and many other controls fall in the category of physical security. Without restricting physical access, logical and administrative controls are of no use. Massive use of portable devices has elevated the need of physical security. More than 25% of security breaches occur because of lost or stolen storage devices or laptops.
Some examples of physical security are:
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The importance of physical security is also stressed in various security standards. PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and various other security standards demand stringent physical security controls to complement other controls. The key objective of physical security is to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of organisation’s assets.
The key assets of any business are:
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