The Role of Physical Security for Network Security

What is Physical Security?

Physical security is exactly what it sounds like: the physical protections strategically put in place by an organization to protect your data and infrastructure. Physical security includes:

  • Locked doors
  • Isolated server rooms
  • Parameter fences
  • Security guards
  • Server room environmental protection
  • Concrete walls
  • Strategic server and storage placement
  • Storm doors and windows

The level of physical security will vary from organization to organization.



Hackers of Troy

This giggle-worthy video illustrates an important story. You already know that Troy was a legendary city which was deemed unbreachable by the outside world. Troy was protected by high walls and defended by some of the best warriors in the country.

The Greeks orchestrated a plan to breach the physical security around Troy with the now-famous Trojan horse. This mythological term snuck into modern jargon to describe a malicious software-based attack (Trojans).

Troy, obviously, had an impressive physical defense against invaders. This parallels directly with the goal of physical security for overall network security: in the same way you would lock your door to protect the valuables in your home, you need to implement physical measures to protect your infrastructure. This short video draws an important parallel with real-life cyber invaders. The walls of your building and the people that stand between hackers and your data, are your first line of defense.

Protect Your Infrastructure with Centre Technologies

Obviously, your enterprise cyber security measures will entail more than physical protection and a demure button push. Setting up strategic physical defenses is only a small part of your overall network security plan.

Learn more about your options for best-of-breed security solutions. Contact Centre Technologies today.

Originally published on August 12, 2015

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