information security

Information Security: Physical Security Checklist

The following is a series of practical steps you can take to help preserve the security of your information and supporting systems. Many of the actions are common sense (if they seem simplistic, they are!) and will also help your organisation in matters unrelated to information security. Survey your building(s) and deal with obvious problems. Put decent locks on your doors, install strong windows, and make sure people shut up shop at the end of the day. One tip is to seek advice from the local Crime Prevention Officer. Put servers and other vital specialist equipment in dedicated rooms with locked internal doors and no windows. Install appropriate air-conditioning and fire-detection systems in these special rooms. Avoid locating critical equipment near vents, pipes, kitchens, toilets, radi... »