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CISSP in 21 Days - Second Edition by M. L. Srinivasan

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The physical security design

While designing a robust physical security environment, a security professional needs to take into account the following three important parameters:

  • The physical facility
  • Geographic operating location
  • Supporting facilities

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-12: An Introduction to Computer Security - The NIST Handbook explains these three parameters next.

Physical facility

The physical facility is usually the building, other structure, or vehicle housing the system and network components.

Systems can be characterized, based upon their operating location, as static, mobile, or portable:

  • Static systems are installed in structures at fixed locations
  • Mobile systems are installed in vehicles ...

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