Cybersecurity: The Importance Of Physical Cybersecurity


Cybercriminals don’t just target your networks and data with cyber attacks. As an extra safeguard, you should consider physical cybersecurity defenses to protect your data. Criminals can commit physical breaches with little to no knowledge.

Don’t throw out old equipment! Backup your files, erase your browsing history, uninstall programs and check with your employer for data disposal policies.

Site Control Access: If the wrong person has access to sensitive data, it can lead to devastating consequences. A criminal can launch an attack by simply gaining physical access to a terminal that can accept a USB.

Do you have an emergency plan for lost or stolen devices? You should be able to remotely wipe or lock down any lost or stolen devices.

Secure Your Servers This includes fences, locks, access cards, and so on.

Video Surveillance System – We recommend security cameras to ensure that the area is safe. They can be used to monitor the area and deter possible break-ins. If the worst happens and the area is broken into you will have video to capture the culprit.

  • Protect Your Backups Lock them up and treat them like your servers and sensitive information.
  • You must ensure that your physical cybersecurity system has been designed to be cyber-secure.
  • October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

According to Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity Awareness month (NCSAM), which is held every October, is a joint effort between industry and government to raise awareness about cybersecurity and ensure that all Americans have access to the resources necessary to make their online lives safer.

“NCSAM 2019 will stress personal accountability and emphasize the importance of proactive steps to improve cybersecurity at work and home. The overarching message for 2019 is “Own IT.” Secure IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. You can learn more about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month on the Homeland Security website.