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The InfoSec Handbook by Umesha Nayak, Umesh Hodeghatta Rao

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CHAPTER 14

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Physical Security and Biometrics

Introduction

Physical security refers to the measures taken to protect the physical environment and infrastructure that is housing the information system resources, including hardware, software, and other networking devices against physical threats such as theft, fire, water, floods, and so on.

Physical security is as important as other technical security measures that are provided for the information. Since all the system resources are placed inside a physical facility, the environment around and within this facility should be safeguarded from both natural and unnatural events. People may be thinking ...

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