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3 of the Biggest Physical Security Vulnerabilities

Physical Security

Traditionally important aspects of physical security are often overlooked in a world of cybersecurity.

These days, the conversation around security and what kind of vulnerabilities has made a massive shift. Traditionally, security was all about whatever protections were in place to secure a physical area, but that’s not the case anymore. The definition has been broadened to include conversations about cyber security, where data is king and even your personal cell phone is vulnerable. There’s no denying that cyber security is of massive importance—in fact, poor cyber security measures can leave modern day physical security systems vulnerable as well. Understanding these often overlooked security vulnerabilities is the first step in addressing them.

Poorly Secured Entryways

Whether it’s unlocked, unsecure doorways or inadequately equipped parking entrances, poorly secured entryways are a huge physical security vulnerability that cannot be ignored. When it comes to doorways, access control systems have become king. These provide tight control of who is able to access, when they can access, and what credentials they need. There are a variety of systems out there depending on what specific needs may exist. When it comes to parking facilities, systems such as driver cameras or intelligent license plate readers can massively improve control over who enters and exits and storing recordings of any activity.

Unlocked Data Centers

Cyber security is a big talking point in tech but there’s a physical component to that, too. If someone has physical access to a system, they can actually do a lot more than what a network intruder would be able to. No matter the size of a data system, it must be securely locked down, whether they include a traditional lock and key or a system that requires a key  card to be swiped or inserted.

Lack of Optical Systems

There are a number of optical systems out there these days, from older CCTV systems to more contemporary intelligent optical systems like the Intelligent Vehicle Occupant Detector. When companies or government facilities do install optical security systems, they often go ignored. Keeping track of your footage—or setting the right parameters for an intelligent system to keep track for you—is a simple, effective way of improving physical security.

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