7 PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

There is a need for information security managers to have a good appreciation of associated physical security issues so that they can make sure there is a seamless information security management system across the whole organisation.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Following study in this area, the reader should have a good understanding of about the environmental risks to information in terms of the need, for example, for appropriate power supplies, protection from natural risks (fire, flood and so on) and in the everyday operations of an organisation.

GENERAL CONTROLS

There are three principal types of control that are available to the security manager and they have been mentioned earlier. Each has its place and role ...

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