Physical Security is the protection of personnel, hardware, programs, networks, and data from physical circumstances and events that could cause serious loss or damage to an enterprise, agency or institution. This includes protection from fire, natural disasters, burglary, theft, vandalism, and terrorism.
Physical Security is often overlooked in favor of more technical and dramatic issues such as hacking, viruses, Trojans, and spyware. However, breaches of physical security can be carried out with little or no technical knowledge on the part of an attacker. Moreover, accidents and natural disasters are a part of everyday life, and in the long term, are inevitable.
There are three main components to Physical Security:
First, obstacles placed in the way of potential attackers and sites can be hardened against accidents and environmental disasters. Such measures can include multiple locks, fencing, walls, fireproof safes, and water sprinklers.
Second, surveillance and notification systems can be put in place such as lighting, heat sensors, smoke detectors, intrusion detectors, alarms, and cameras.
Third, methods can be implemented to apprehend attackers; preferably before any damage will be done, and to recover quickly from accidents, fires or natural disasters.
Our Physical Security services include:
Vulnerability Assessment, providing a programmatic approach for evaluating technical, administrative and management security controls across the environment.
HIPAA Security Assessment, auditing your security systems and staff to analyze compliance measures for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Through our gap analysis, we design a remediation process and identify mitigating controls.