About Physical Security

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About Physical Security:

Physical security pertains to facility construction and location, facility security including physical access control and technical controls, security maintenance. Its intended function is to safeguard against physical threats such as fire and smoke; water; earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes; storms; sabotage and vandalism; explosion and other forms of destruction; building collapse; toxic materials; power outages; equipment failure; and personnel loss. In the majority of cases, a disaster recovery plan or a business continuity plan will be required in the event that a severe physical threat occurs.

The security controls that can be applied to manage physical security can be administrative controls, technical controls, and physical controls.

Definitions of each security controls are as follows: 

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