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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 26. Physical Security

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and while we don't think that cyber awareness is something to cover just once in the year, we think it's a good opportunity to publish some information that can be used all year round.
Awareness Day Twenty Six: Physical Security
Awareness Day Twenty Six: Physical Security

Physical security is often overlooked as a cyber security risk.  By ensuring that devices (including servers) are safely locked away, it will help prevent tampering and so help prevent a cyber attack.  Ensuring rooms that hold equipment that might store a lot of personal data, such as the server, the backup, certain laptops, iPads, are locked when not in use will help prevent device loss and so prevent a data breach and potentially a cyber attack.

Do you have a  document DPE Model Physical Security Policy (179 KB) ?

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