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Physical security is important for data protection

Physical Security Assessment Form - Free Download

Physical security has always been a cornerstone of any Information Security program. As a topic, it is covered by every major security standard. Most have entire sections dedicated to physical security: ISO27001:2013 has A.11 “Physical and Environmental Controls“ The SoGP has CF3.3 “Sensitive Physical Information” and CF19 “Physical and Environmental Security” PCI-DSS Requirement 9 mandates […]

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Data protection needs good physical security

Data protection needs good physical security

Data protection is frequently in the news as organisations more become aware of just how important it is to their business. Unfortunately all too often data protection measures focus on the technical aspects, overlooking the basic need for good physical security controls. Technical controls, such as encryption & access management are important for data protection […]

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Physical Security – It still matters

Good physical security protects your information.

When it comes to security, there is an unfortunate tendency for organisations (large and small) to fall into the trap of treating their physical security as something separate or different from their information security needs. Despite physical security having a place in every international security standard (such as ISO 27001), ownership of physical risks often […]

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Security design – physical security measures

Protect your assets

Physical security really does matter. When it comes to protecting your property, stock, customers, employees or other assets, the physical security measures you can put in place form the foundations for any other loss prevention or information security program. Implementing good physical security measures saves you money in the long run and is often a […]

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Cash in Transit – Still a security risk

Cash in Transit – Still a security risk

In the news today there was a report about a cash delivery being attacked in Brentwood, London, which involved three masked attackers stunning the security guard with a Taser and trying to get access to the cash being delivered. (As reported here) Robberies like this have been quite rare recently, down to a combination of […]

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Business Security Guide – Free Download

Business Security Guide – Free Download

The effects of crime can be devastating on people and businesses. While recent crime trends have been reassuring, there is still a reported 1 in 50 businesses in the United Kingdom that suffer a robbery or burglary each year. This can create a terrible economic burden on both the business itself and the surrounding community […]

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Physical Security Assessment Form – Free Download

Physical Security Assessment Form – Free Download

Physical security forms the baseline for any asset protection or loss prevention programme  and is an essential bedrock for building your organisations risk management strategy. While high tech data attacks may get more headlines in the news, physical security breaches consistently cause the most suffering to businesses across the globe. As part of our ongoing […]

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Protecting your employees, executives and family

Protecting your employees, executives and family

Business are often excellent at cataloguing the importance and value of the physical assets they hold – such as product stock, machinery, company cars etc. Most are even quite good at identifying and valuing their intellectual assets – things like contact lists, patented processes and so on. Where almost every business falls down is realising the importance and value […]

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Burglary leads to bomb threat

Burglary leads to bomb threat

In a situation resembling a variation on tiger kidnapping, there is news today of a situation in Australia where a woman spent 10 hours with a suspected explosive device strapped to her body in what may have been an attempt to extract a ransom from her wealthy parents. From the BBC News: Australian police have […]

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Olso Terrorist Attack

Olso Terrorist Attack

News reports are coming into today of a terrorist attack in Norway. It appears that a gunman opened fire on a youth conference on the island of Utoya, killing four people and possibly wounding others. In the last hour it was reported that police had arrested a suspected gunman. Prior to this, there were reports […]

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Tiger Kidnapping – Staff Security Issues

Tiger Kidnapping – Staff Security Issues

Security is about protecting the things that are important to you. Most people know this. What matters is how you do your security. It is fairly well understood that if you have important or valuable assets on your premises, you need to lock the doors and windows. What is less understood is the lengths to […]

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Office Security Checklist – Free Download

Office Security Checklist – Free Download

Office security is important for any business, from multinationals with offices across the globe to sole-traders working from home. Your office is likely to have most of the important information for your business (such as vital customer records and bank account details) and with the widespread use of information technology, it is where your computers, […]

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Staff Security – an essential part of business

Staff Security – an essential part of business

It is often stated that “staff are the most important asset” to any business yet frequently employers fail to take the correct steps to ensure the security of their staff. What the HR training brochures say is quite correct and you really must take steps to look after your employees, at every level. Whatever your […]

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Security resource downloads – Business Guide to Penetration Testing

Security resource downloads – Business Guide to Penetration Testing

We would always suggest that any business with even half an interest in protecting its resources, carries out regular penetration tests (pentest) – at the bare minimum when a system (physical or IT related) is implemented to ensure that it has been done properly. If you have an internet facing computer system, use e-commerce or […]

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