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Physical Security

Is your workplace safe for your employees and property?

Workplace physical security ensures that access to company grounds and property is limited to authorized employees and persons only, and provides you with a safe working environment for all. Additionally, physical security helps ensure that access to individual company work spaces and systems is limited to only those individuals with authorized access.

True Story

A senior financial analyst for a financial institution came to the organization’s offices and downloaded 20,000 mortgage applicant records…

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What can Physical Security do to make your workplace safer and more secure?

Control who has access to your property and sensitive areas:

  • Facility
  • Employee work spaces
  • Critical areas
  • Employee status change notification

Establish protocol responses to physical security incidents:

  • Violent behavior reporting
  • Breach reporting
  • Employee response training

Trigger alerts when someone tampers with your security posture

Prevent theft of company property

True Story

A senior financial analyst for a financial institution came to the organization’s offices and downloaded 20,000 mortgage applicant records to a USB flash drive every Sunday. Over a two-year period, the employee downloaded and sold over 2 million records that contained personally identifiable information (PII). The organization had a policy that prohibited flash drives or other storage devices. He managed to locate the one computer that lacked this security feature and took advantage.

What could physical security have done to reduce the risks posed by this employee?

  • Detected unusual office hours by employees.
  • Work with IT Security to ensure company property is supported by physical access policies.