Physical security, security assessments, and basic physical controls.
Physical security is about involving themselves in detection and the prevention of any unauthorized intrusions. A business will have vulnerabilities, physical security can be used to protect the areas of weakness and protect the business. The main concept of physical security is to create obstacles to protect the people, environment and other assets of the business. Security is the backbone of a business when concerning protection.
Physical Security can improve a business in several ways. Different areas of a business that lack protection or enough physical contact to protect a business will be considered to create or change surveillance and notification systems. Change takes time and several changes could be ineffective.
Some other threats for a business may include accidents of environmental disasters. Creating ways to protect against these threats can be very beneficial when systems anot a good solution. Some things cannot be preventable. However, making it harder to occur can be very useful in these areas.
Some threats like fire may have an attacker but look like it is natural. Fire can be set by an attacker to threaten the business and the assets. Physical Security can help to maximize ways to catch an attacker and recover from other accidents and disasters that may not be natural or includes an attacker.
Rather an event is intentional or accidental, physical security can find way to protect a business from the events. Physical Security is much more than just protection of networks and programs. Physical Security can protect all business assets from intrusion and detect any threats (University of Phoenix, 2008).
Security Assessments will assess the weaknesses in security and use research and development to make change in the different controls. Security is a form of protection and assessments can help assist in decision making regarding security. Security Assessments can be used to help in crime prevention. So many strategies are active to help lower crime and increase the ability to protect against crime before, during, and after a crime occurs. Assessments can also build better relationships between employers and employees because of the involvement together for change.
Management is an important part of a business. Security Assessments is part of change management. Anytime there is a method that is unsuccessful an assessment can find reason why it might not be working, how to make it better, and develop new changes. Change in some instance may be looked at negatively, assessment of such issues can help to decrease this type of thinking and get involved with the issues.
An assessment can determine the different needs of a business when concerning security. The need for security is very important to a business and assessing the different threats or risks can help to prepare for some of the vulnerabilities involved with security. Assessment is a set of steps that involve change. Assessing the different security threats can be beneficial to the decision making of risk and security within an organization.
Information Technology Security is a big part of an assessment. Assessments give useful information to system owners about the security issues related to company assets. Both internal and external threats can be minimized by testing the limits of security. A good assessment would find the vulnerabilities through testing the access that external users can gain about systems, applications, the network, credentials, or access rights. Internal threats seem to be more common in business because of the availability to the different business assets such as systems.
Security Assessment Planning can also be very beneficial to programs. Programs for both security and other personnel can be educational on the risks and threats. Every business is different and will require getting the employees involved to make it work. Individuals that are educated on the problems can involve themselves in the assessments.
Basic Physical Control
Basic controls can include a number of physical controls such as access control, restrictions, monitoring, response, updating, and back-ups. The main use for basic physical controls is for protection of business assets against threats.
Every business will face challenges or threats that can be evaluated. Evaluation can encourage change when controls are weak. When dealing with such a diversity of individuals, the use of controls is vital to an organization. Physical control is an important aspect for controlling the individuals internally and externally to minimize threats.
Access Control is a concept that will limit certain individuals from gaining access to anything in the building. Certain employees may have no need to know about certain areas in an organization. Access control will use different devices to help keep track of individuals throughout a building. Access control can minimize several threats. Restrictions are changing and set to help employees to focus on protecting themselves and the business. Restrictions may be found in procedures or policies. Monitoring a business can keep track of the good and bad of a business, when certain controls are lacking, they can be assessed and changed to accommodate the population. Response can help when concerning events that are preventable or unpreventable. Anything from natural disasters to crime will have a response. Updating is an important concept to consider when concerning computers and data. Anytime there is change, updating can prevent delay and get others involved. Updating can keep systems running smoothly, and make software and other hardware more reliable. Outdated information can cause issues in a business. There are events that will occur and systems could shut down or cause loss of information. The ability to use back-ups as a concept makes it easier to restore information that may have got lost or damage during an event.
Basic Physical Controls helps the organization within a business and will use different concepts to protect a business.
University of Phoenix. (2008). Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems. Retrieved from University of Phoenix, SEC410 website.