Requirements for Physical Access Control Systems
In the past few years, there has been a dramatic increase in serious incidents due to vulnerabilities in physical access control. Failures to protect personnel against workplace violence threats, and failures to protect critical data against data thieves, have increasingly been making news headlines. Investigations have revealed that most of the large data breach incidents involve unauthorized physical access. Many more incidents don’t make news headlines, yet still leave organizations with unacceptable injuries to personnel, business operations and reputation.
This is why strengthening physical access control for the protection of people and information has become paramount. As has often been pointed out, security is a weakest link discipline.
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