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What is physical security?

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Physical security concerns safety measures put in place in a physical sense (i.e. protecting the actual hardware that the system is run on). For example, the servers of a system should be kept in a secure location which can only be accessed by network managers.

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Physical security means restricting the physical access to important parts of a network. For example, servers should be kept in a secure area that can only be accessed by authorised people, such as the network manager.

This is important as anyone with the physical access to the secure area could remove hard disks containing confidential data and cause a data breach

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