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    Physical Security Overview

    Overview
    • Physical security involves mechanisms to provide access control, physical barriers and authentication systems such as biometric systems.
    • One of the “hottest” areas of security is the digital convergence space. Developing products that can monitor and manage digital and physical security controls in one package.
    • Physical security not only deals with the digital environment, but also the environmental and business environments.
    • Physical security controls and expertise are usually found in separate areas within an organization.
    • You can get a professional certification that focuses on the physical environment from ASIS (PSP).
    • Physical security is accomplished through proper facility construction; fire and water damage protection;proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls;antitheft mechanisms; intrusion detection systems and security procedures that are enforced.
    • Physical security has a different set of vulnerabilities than computer and information security.
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