While organizations spend a lot of time and resources working to protect their digital assets, the physical security of the workplace is just as critical and just as subject to attack as is a network.
Physical security involves securing the site, building, office space, servers, computers, and other assets from being compromised at the actual location, rather than electronically over networks. It includes site design and layout, intrusion detection, fire protection, surveillance, physical access control, and emergency response.
It's important to remember that physical security consists of protecting against man-made threats, like intrusion or internal sabotage, as well as natural disasters, severe weather, and accidents that can cause floods, fire, and other problems.
For employees, physical security is often the best place to start in regard to training or explaining policies. It may be difficult for an average employee to grasp why 44FudgeRobin is a better password than Pa$$W0rd, but they can certainly understand the importance of locking a door.
Check out our latest infographic to learn more about the best practices for promoting effective physical security standards.