Physical Security Solutions Overview
Physical security is the measures taken to ensure physical protection of people, property, and information. It encompasses a range of activities such as access control, surveillance systems, locks, alarms, and other hardware-based security measures. Physical security solutions are an important component of any comprehensive security program.
12-point checklist of critical security flaws typically found in surveillance systems
When it comes to surveillance systems, security must be taken seriously. Even if you have the latest and greatest technology in place, your system can still fall prey to critical security flaws. To help identify potential weaknesses in your surveillance setup, here is a 12-point checklist of the most common issues typically found with these systems.
This checklist is meant as a starting point for reducing potential security issues. Once security issues are found and resolved, Viakoo encourages you to refer back to this checklist to ensure that changes across your network still maintain the security of your security video network.
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- Comprehensive Physical Security: Automated Firmware, Certificate, and Password Management to reduce organizational risk
- Extend Zero Trust: Make deployment and management of 802.1x/TLS certificates easy with centralized control and automation
- Compliance: Push-button reporting and continuous analysis dramatically reduces the compliance burden
Physical Security Provides the First Line of Defense
Avoid physical security threats
Physical security threats are physical actions and events that can cause harm to physical assets, such as buildings, information systems, data centers and employees. Examples of physical security threats include theft and sabotage, physical damage or destruction of property, unauthorized access to physical locations, arson and vandalism. It is important for organizations to take steps to prevent physical security attacks from occurring in the first place.
Organizations should begin by assessing their physical environments thoroughly
Organizations should begin by assessing their physical environments thoroughly. This includes identifying any physical vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. Vulnerabilities may include weak locks on doors or windows, poor lighting or lack of surveillance cameras in key areas. Once these physical vulnerabilities have been identified, they must be addressed through appropriate measures such as improved locks or increased lighting/surveillance.
Remediating physical security vulnerabilities requires a multifaceted approach
It is important to identify the risks and weaknesses of your physical security environment, develop a strategy for reducing those risks, and establish protocols for monitoring ongoing security threats.
- Perform an assessment
- Invest in protective measures
- Strengthen your policies
- Establish monitoring protocols