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by on January 13, 2021
Every business is an uninterrupted source of data that needs to be stored carefully. The amount of information generated, whether of interest to management or even part of the product created, is large and deserves every care to keep it safe. However, it is common for some doubts to arise as to the best way to develop an information security policy. After all, are we talking about taking care of the equipment, controlling access or protecting the system against failures? To clarify these issues, we will show you, in a simple way, everything you need to know about the subject. Check out! The main factors of physical data security First of all, it should be noted that data security is divided between physical and logical. The first, which we will deal with here, concerns the physical structure that stores the information, in addition to which strategies are applied to prevent it from being accessed by unauthorized people, either locally or in the cloud. Logical security is about making sure that the system is protected by programs that block access to malicious software. We will discuss this issue later. Where are your equipment stored? Physical security must take into account all types of access that can be given to data storage locations. The first step is to imagine a common situation in the company's routine. What is needed to access the locations where servers and other equipment are stored? Finally, who should be allowed to access them? This simple question can help define policies that regulate the movement of people through restricted access places. The identification of employees by badges, for example, is a basic control measure, but it requires the presence of a security professional to allow or prevent entry to the site. More advanced technology systems are gaining more and more space in the current market, as they guarantee an access policy that is not only more effective but easier to control. Some interesting ways to increase the level of security is to install turnstiles, access doors controlled by password or biometrics (fingerprint), check the access points to the building's network, among others. The Information Security Engineer is responsible for the security of an organization’s computer systems and networks. Also known as an Information Security Analyst, the engineer implements security measures that effectively safeguard sensitive data in the event of a cyber-attack. It is worth remembering that, for this, it is essential to document each access, including the person's name, what equipment they took with them, date and time etc. Outsourced employees should, whenever possible, be accompanied by someone from the company. This includes cleaning and building maintenance professionals who end up accessing the sites periodically. All of these issues must be considered taking into account the specific profile of your company: what types of data does it store, what is the relevance of that information, what are the risks of a leak, what losses can be caused by a loss of data etc. Remember that security policy must also consider possible natural disasters. Earthquakes, floods and fires, however infrequent, should in no way be ignored. Keep your physical security system in line with the security policy of employees, including the participation of brigade members and CIPA members.
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