Why investing in physical security can save you thousands in the long-term

There is a growing concern for the security of organizations, companies, and countries. The rise of security breaches and cyber-attacks over the past years is motivating organizations and governments to implement more sofisticaded security policies. However, it is a common practice these days to separate the cybersecurity from the physical security strategy, leading to security gaps that weaken the organization and make it more vulnerable to security threats.

In fact, cyber and physical security are very much connected. Ensuring physical security of network and IT assets is critical for an effective cybersecurity strategy. A physical security breach can have massive consequences on an organization’s cybersecurity framework. An attack on IT assets such as laptops or servers can potentially lead to data theft or security breaches that can affect the reliability, availability, and integrity of networks and information systems. One of the largest government data breaches occurred with the 2006 theft of a Veterans Affairs laptop containing records of more than 26 million persons. The incident costed the VA $20 million. 

One of the largest government data breaches occurred with the 2006 theft of a Veterans Affairs laptop containing records of more than 26 million persons.

Establishing a physical security policy can save your organization thousands in the long-term. 

Protecting your physical and digital assets may require a significant initial investment, but the cost of a security breach can have huge financial impacts that can be easily avoided with the right physical security policy.

The elements you need to take into account when planning your physical security policy

  • Securing facilities operating your critical and core business activities. This includes implementing physical entry controls, and securing offices, computer rooms, servers, data centres, and other advanced hardware in the organization
  • Securing equipment and devices, protecting them against threats and environmental hazards.
  • Implementing general information controls to prevent data modification, hacking, or theft by unauthorized personnel.

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As there is method behind successful enterprises, there is a method to keep your company secured. Our security solution provide full coverage throughout the implementation lifecycle, leaving your organization free to operate and optimize its resources.