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Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection by John R. Vacca

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Chapter 4

Physical Security Essentials

William Stallings,    Independent consultant

Most people think about locks, bars, alarms, and uniformed guards when they think about security. While these countermeasures are by no means the only precautions that need to be considered when trying to secure an information system, they are a perfectly logical place to begin. This chapter discusses physical security and with some overlapping areas of premises security. Physical security is a vital part of any security plan and is fundamental to all security efforts–without it, cyber security, software security, user access security, and network security are considerably more difficult, if not impossible, to initiate. Physical security refers to the protection ...

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