Physical security describes security measures that are designed to deny unauthorised access to facilities, equipment and resources. It is designed to protect personnel and property from damage or harm (such as espionage, theft, or terrorist attacks).
Physical security involves the use of multiple layers of interdependent systems that can include CCTV surveillance, Security guards, protective barriers, locks, access control, intrusion detection, deterrent systems, fire protection, and other systems designed to protect persons and property.
It is all too easy to focus time and resources on security controls to safeguard your computer networks from cyber threats and neglect your organisation’s physical security. Physical security threats from attackers come in many shapes and forms. It’s not just a case of someone trying to break in using brute force. Attackers will look for weaknesses in your security systems, people and processes.