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Physically Secure Your IT

Physical security includes precautions and measures put in place to ensure the protection of organizations. IT assets like equipment, facilities as well as other properties from unauthorized access, damage, and threats like theft and many more. In addition, a security plan is an essential and is an vital factor of all security efforts. Though it is often ignored, physical security is as essential as cyber security.

The Two Phases

Physical Security has two phases, that being: deterrence and detection. Deterrence is  the safety measures taken to prevent attackers, accidents and natural events. Detection involves any equipment, software and practice that supports the detection potential intruders. Thermal cameras, motion sensors and other surveillance equipment are applied for this reason.

Now that you are well advised on the necessity of physical, let us take a look at the checklist that you can follow.

Checklist to follow:

Servers & Backups
  • Locked in a dedicated room with access rights.
  • Located in a controlled and adequate environment.
  • Servers should be mounted in a locked rack.
External data storage
  • Ban or limit the usage of external hard drives.
  • Keep them in a secured location when not in use.
  • Properly erased or destroyed when no longer in use.
Miscellaneous
  • Lock/shutdown your devices when it is not in use.
  • Do not keep passwords and identifications in an exposed area.
  • Keep IT terminals away from reach.
  • Setup video surveillance systems.

EXPERT TEAM IN YOUR CORNER

Consulting with an expert digital security firm that provides consulting and engineering results in an unparalleled peace of mind for your organization. Vulnerabilities can be identified with risks being appropriately prioritized. Moreover, your security stance can be greatly improved.  

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