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The physical security of IT, network, and telecommunications assets is equally as important as cyber security. We justifiably fear the hacker, the virus writer, and the cyber terrorist. But the disgruntled employee, the thief, the vandal, the corporate foe, and yes, the terrorist can easily cripple an organization by doing physical damage to IT assets. It does little good to have great computer security if wiring closets are easily accessible or individuals can readily walk into an office and sit down at a computer and gain access to systems and applications.
Although many books cover computer security from one perspective or another, they do not thoroughly address physical security. This book shows organizations how to design and implement physical security plans. It provides practical, easy-to-understand and readily usable advice to help organizations improve physical security for IT, network, and telecommunications assets. It presents step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish physical security objectives and specific guidance on how to develop and document physical security methods and procedures as well as illustrations of the major elements of a physical IT security plan.
Reviewed in Security Management, 1/06.