Controlling physical access to assets
When we're looking at access control in information security, sometimes we neglect the physical aspect in favor of the digital one. Physical access to hard drives, machines, folders, or printed documents has the potential to be highly valuable to a malicious actor and should be controlled. In this section, I will briefly discuss various concepts of physical security to consider.
Physical access control
- Human access control, such as guards, receptionists, or ticket-checkers.
- Mechanical access control, such as locks and keys.
- Technological access control, such as mantraps, turnstiles, fingerprint or retina scanners, fob-based access control, or exit barriers.
- Fences or perimeter barriers may prevent individuals from being able to avoid...