Security Blind Spot: Ignoring the Physical Element

Posted by Keith McMillan

July 16, 2010 | Leave a Comment

I spend a lot of time talking to people about information security. I find that even when they’re interested in protecting their information from theft or misuse, they’re not always focused on the complete security picture.  Today’s case in point is the report [via Gizmodo ] that thieves spent NINE HOURS stealing laptops from a government contractor, loading up two semi tractor trailers with computers before making their escape.

It does little good to pay attention to digital security if your physical security is weak. Security needs to be treated in a holistic fashion in order to be effective.


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