In recent years, logical security has become the frontline for security experts.
Helpful in identifying those who break in while also discouraging would-be invaders, video surveillance and CCTV are effective, and some of the most common, physical security measures.
With the advent of wireless access points, proxy servers, VPNs and network address translation features found in most firewalls, it's difficult to determine the network location of the user, which is important for the SIM and contextual authorization components. It's not an easy fix, as physical and IT security teams have separate reporting structures and haven't culturally mixed well.
Examples of effective logical security solutions include: User Profiles — Providing authorized individuals with accounts access to the system makes it easier to keep track of individuals accessing what and when.
When an employee leaves the company, his access is quickly terminated across physical and logical resources. Physical security prevents and discourages attackers from entering a building by installing fences, alarms, cameras, security guards and dogs, electronic access control, intrusion detection and administration access controls.
By quickly shutting off access after termination and providing a framework that supports minimum necessary access, PL user lifecycle management enhances compliance efforts. Breaking into a vault is so difficult that it acts as a deterrent against possible theft. Through the use of physical and logical security, you can rest easy knowing that your facility and the systems within it are heavily guarded and secure.
Provisioning systems can help automate the identity lifecycle: new hires, departmental changes, terminations. You can never be too safe in ensuring that those who enter are granted the proper permissions to do so.
Weather is a major physical security threat, because natural disasters can happen at any given point of time. They consolidate and correlate user activity to provide a holistic view of user activity across the network for compliance and forensic purposes.