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Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies, Third Edition by Sari Greene, Omar Santos

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Chapter 7

Physical and Environmental Security

Chapter Objectives

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define the concept of physical security and how it relates to information security.

  • Evaluate the security requirements of facilities, offices, and equipment.

  • Understand the environmental risks posed to physical structures, areas within those structures, and equipment.

  • Enumerate the vulnerabilities related to reusing and disposing of equipment.

  • Recognize the risks posed by the loss or theft of mobile devices and media.

  • Develop policies designed to ensure the physical and environmental security of information, information systems, and information-processing and storage facilities.

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