Environmental Security and Controls

Environmental security is not one of those things that IT professionals typically think about; it’s one of those things that the facility folks usually take care of, right? Au contraire! As a security professional, the environment that your systems are housed in affects their security in at least one very important way: availability. Remember earlier in the book where we discussed the CIA triad, which consists of confidentiality, integrity, and availability? Availability is one of the key concerns for security professionals, and both environmental and physical security directly affects system availability for your users.

In this module, we are going to discuss environmental controls and how to secure ...

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