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Defense in Depth-without it Physical Security cannot be effective

Physical Security is just one aspect of cyber security or information assurance. It cannot stand alone however. Physical Security needs to work in conjunction with a strong overall Cyber Security posture. One of the main aspects of a strong cybersecurity program is defense in depth. Defense in depth means that you have multiple layers of security, without it you are...

Some examples of Physical Security Controls

Today we will talk about specific examples of some Physical Security Controls. We will focus on Perimeter access to a facility-Preventive and Deterrent Controls, controlling access once someone is inside a facility, surveillance-Detective and Preventive Controls. Let’s start with Perimeter Access, this is a preventive and deterrent controls. Some examples are a guard gate, someone must either swipe an access...

Protecting your Documents

There are key documentation and paper work you will want to protect.  Let’s be honest, your home is not as secure as you would like to believe.  There are people that come into your home for different reasons.  There is also the possibility of natural disasters.  Time and time again, I meet people that have lost everything in a...

Be on the Defensive

Defense is fundamental. Ideally you want to have multiple layers of protection in place.  This will make it more of a challenge for the intruder to pierce through.  The concept you will see repeated throughout this site is that you want to make it as difficult as possible.  Yes, this could mean it take you an extra step get...

Protecting your Credit and Debit Cards

Credit and debit cards are one of the easiest things to take. They are handed over to waiters and waitresses everywhere.  Those cards leave your hands and are processed without you seeing them run through the machine.  It just takes a second to take a picture of the front and back of your card with a smartphone.  A few...

Physical Security

Humans have always been preoccupied with security in one form or another. Primitive Man was in need for survival so he focused on physical security.  He would make weapons, live in caves where he could keep an eye out for what could be lurking at the entrance.  We have come a long way from those times.  We now have...

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