Chapter 7

Physical Asset Management

“But I know nothing about hardware.”

“Tut, my boy; you know about figures.”

The Stock-Broker’s Clerk, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the hardware life cycle management process.

  • List and describe the threats to and vulnerabilities of office equipment.

  • Discuss the security controls needed for office equipment.

  • Understand the operational and security differences between IT systems and industrial control systems.

  • Define the key elements in the ecosystem for mobile device use in an enterprise.

  • Describe an effective mobile device security strategy.

  • Present an overview of physical asset management best practices.

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