Physical Security in the Information World

by Robert Wall
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Management

In May 2013, the name Edward Snowden became known throughout the world. He made public highly classified documents that he had stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency. However, Snowden did not hack into a NSA mainframe to do this, nor did he intercept transmissions being sent across the Internet. Snowden had simply walked in and copied the information while doing his job, working as a system administrator on contract to the NSA. The NSA can probably be considered one of the most security-intensive organizations on the planet, but the theft occurred regardless. Laxity and a breakdown in physical security policy are to blame.

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Irina Alexandra Negrii 2 months ago

Information security practitioners often overlook or take for granted, physical security and general environmental concerns..they are most concerned with data and communication protections; attack vectors; vulnerabilities and risk analysis. .however, Physical security is the first layer of protection for computers and data

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