Introduction to Physical Security

The physical security of computers and their resources in the 1960s and 1970s was not as challenging as it is today because computers were mostly mainframes that were locked away in server rooms, and only a handful of people knew what to do with them anyway. Today, a computer sits on almost every desk in every company, and access to devices and resources is spread throughout the environment. Companies have several wiring closets and server rooms, and remote and mobile users take computers and resources out of the facility. Properly protecting these computer systems, networks, facilities, and employees has become an overwhelming task to many companies.

Theft, fraud, sabotage, vandalism, and accidents are raising ...

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