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DEFINITION: Physical security is the protection of personnel, hardware, programs, networks, and data from physical circumstances and events that could cause serious losses or damage to an enterprise, agency, or institution. This includes protection from fire, natural disasters, burglary, theft, vandalism, and terrorism.Physical security is often overlooked (and its importance underestimated) in favor of more technical  … 
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Is Your Data at Risk?: Why Physical Security is Insufficient for Laptop Computers
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Evaluating the various data security options to protect your PCs can be challenging. This paper examines the options, discusses why passwords alone are not sufficient and makes the case for strong data encryption.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Physical Security in Mission Critical Facilities
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents an overview of the principles of personnel identification and describes the basic elements and procedures used in security systems.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Going Green While Reducing Operational Costs
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Review this document based on an IBM/TechTarget Webcast entitled "Going Green While Reducing Operational Costs" to learn what experienced analyst Joe Clabby has to say about data centers and facilities.
Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

IBM

Take a Holistic Approach to Business Driven Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about actions that organizations can take to drive security efforts from a business-driven perspective, and how leadership from IBM can help enable success.
Posted: 22 Dec 2008 | Published: 19 Dec 2008

IBM

Acquire a global view of your organization's security state: the importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: Security assessments from IBM can help find "point-in-time" or ongoing security gaps in data confidentiality, integrity and accessibility as well as prior breaches and budgetary justification for making necessary security investments.
Posted: 09 Jan 2008 | Published: 09 Jan 2008

IBM Software Group

The importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand the variety of security assessment options that are available and provides the criteria for selecting a vendor that can help you meet your company?s security requirements.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

Drive business value with innovation for security defense
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an integrated approach to security that can help your company address security threats while supporting compliance and protecting data, Internet-based systems, physical environments and applications.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

A Pathway to PCI Compliance
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the requirements of the PCI DSS and discusses the identity and access management technologies available to help your organization comply with these regulations in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Imprivata

4A Best Practices: Identity Management Convergence Strategies
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper and learn why security professionals are gravitating to a security solution that combines both physical security and IT. Discover a new approach to identity and access management that utilizes a convergence strategy.
Posted: 21 May 2007 | Published: 16 Jan 2007

Imprivata

Imprivata OneSign: The Box That Is Changing Physical/Logical Convergence
sponsored by Imprivata
DATA SHEET: This data sheet outlines the specifications for deploying OneSign Physical/Logical security. Learn how to protect your employees and company information by reading this data sheet today.
Posted: 21 May 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Imprivata

Cascading Risk
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WEBCAST: This webcast identifies the trends towards the outsourcing of business and technology processes, and how that can increase systemic and operational risk within an enterprise.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 26, 2007, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Core Security Technologies
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PHYSICAL SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  and dramatic issues such as hacking, viruses, Trojans, and spyware. However, breaches of physical security can be carried out with little or no technical knowledge on the part of an attacker. Moreover, accidents and natural disasters are a part of everyday life, and in the long term, are inevitable.There are three main components to physical security. First, obstacles can be placed in the way of potential attackers and sites can be hardened against accidents and environmental disasters. Such measures can include multiple locks, fencing, walls, fireproof safes, and water sprinklers. Second, surveillance … 
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