Physical Penetration into a Facility: Risks and Mitigation

Risks of physical penetration into a facility are-

  • Access to private and secured rooms
  • Theft of classified and sensitive information
  • Theft of expensive physical infrastructure and money
  • Tampering of data
  • Locking down of facilities and access
  • Terrorism attacks

Three techniques to limit the potential for physical penetration are-

  • High-end alarms, surveillance, and locking mechanisms
  • Background checks on personnel who monitor and safeguard the systems and on those who have access to the entry points
  • Regular personnel training to be aware of social engineering attacks and to learn to anticipate them and not be susceptible