What is Physical IT Security?
Unlike electronic security, which is concerned with the safety, integrity, and confidentially of electronic information, physical security concentrates on measures that must be taken to prevent theft, sabotage, vandalism, as well as environmental issues such as temperature, fluid, or airflow, and to provide a means of collecting, monitoring, alerting, and viewing issues that arise.
Physical IT Security Is More Than Locks
Locks are great as a deterrent, but they offer no real insight into the state of your physical security. Who really used the key, card swipe, or proximity sensor to access your building – the rightful owner or someone else? How many other people came into the area when the door was opened? Traditional means cannot answer these questions – that’s why you need a physical security solution from DigitalPlus Consulting.
Why do I need Physical IT Security?
How important are your physical assets? What would happen if they were stolen or compromised? As today’s trend toward denser clusters of computers continues, the need to monitor environmental items such as airflow and temperature becomes critical.
Many companies have invested heavily in electronic security through the purchase of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, URL filters, etc. While these are essential devices, they represent only half the threat. Gaining physical access to your equipment, or having the ability to steal or sabotage your equipment, eliminates the benefits of all the electronic protection you’ve invested in.
Physical security is an integral part of business security and it is aimed at detection, prevention and suppression of the following activities:
- Unauthorized penetration into the objects under guard including premises and territory;
- Stay of unauthorized persons at the objects under guard;
- Illegal seizure of property at the objects under guard by theft, robbery, holdup or fraud;
- Illegal usage of property at the objects under guard without proper authorities;
- Infliction of damages by way of deliberate destruction or damage of property or unlawful encroachment on personnel safety and immunity.
Our security team works under some operating principles:
- Economic efficiency
Due to the observance of these principles DigitalPlus Consulting has gained a good reputation and guarantees our work offers professional services of physical security of companies, supermarkets, apartments, cottages, hotels, stationary and open objects, building sites and sales outlets.
How Do I Get Started?
We start with an assessment — where you are now and where you need to be. We work with you to determine your requirements. We will install and configure your solution, train your staff, and help you maintain your system. Contact us for a site visit and discussion about how we can help you better secure your facility.