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Physical Site Security

What is the most critical are of IT security for preventing the loss or theft of confidential and sensitive data?

physical security

What can be defined as physical security?

protection of personnel, hardware, programs, networks, and data from physical circumstances and events that could cause loss or damage.

What are the three main components to physical security?

1. Obstacles such as fences, walls, locks, safes.
2. Surveillance and notification systems such as alarms and cameras
3. Methods to apprehend attackers

Physical security can be categorized in the three ways?

1. Physical: prevent access to systems.
2.Technical:firewalls, IDS, spyware content filtering
3.Operational:AUP, hiring policies, security policies

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