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Physical Security vs Cyber Security - Why you need both to make it work

Physical Security is an important component of the integrity and security posture of any organisation. The protection of property, people and physical assets from actions or events that can cause loss or damage.


This article has been written by EMSOU and seeks to promote good cyber security among businesses and the public. If you require any further assistance or guidance please contact the EMSOU Protect Team or your local Force Protect Team.

An organisation could have all the correct firewalls, procedures and technology in place to prevent a cyber-attack, but if someone can just walk in off the street and compromise the devices then these digital precautions could be worthless. What do we need to consider when it comes to physical security? Access Control, Surveillance/monitoring and Testing.