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The InfoSec Handbook by Umesha Nayak, Umesh Hodeghatta Rao

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PART V

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Physical Security

This section examines one of the important layers of security: physical security in general and biometrics in particular. We also explore the information security particularly from the perspective of how human beings are conned or duped or misled to perpetrate attacks through the mechanisms of social engineering.

Chapter 14 describes “Physical Security and Biometrics”. The term physical security refers to the measures taken to protect the physical environment and the infrastructure against physical threats such as theft, fire, water, and floods, which is housing the information system resources, such as hardware, software, ...

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