Let's start by understanding what we mean by 'Physical Security'.
Physical security refers to the precautions businesses take to guard their facilities and physical assets against theft or illegal access.
Physical security measures in the context of cybercrime can help stop illegal access to computer systems, servers, and other network infrastructure and safeguard against data and equipment theft.
Businesses in Australia can implement a range of physical security precautions to guard against cybercrime, and here are the Top 3:
1) Security Cameras
By keeping a record of who enters the business's premises and what they are doing, security cameras can help discourage cybercriminals. In the case of cybercrime, they can also be utilised to locate suspects.
2) Systems for Access Control
Access control systems, including keycards and biometric scanners, can limit access to specific parts of a company, preventing unauthorised people from accessing critical information and systems.
3) Physical Security Personnel
By maintaining a noticeable presence on the property and keeping an eye on nearby activity, physical security personnel can serve as an effective deterrent against cybercrime.
It's worth noting that while these physical security measures can be effective in helping to defend against cybercrime, they should be used in conjunction with other security measures, such as firewalls, antivirus software, robust password policies, proactive stress testing and ongoing cybersecurity training for employees to provide a comprehensive defence.
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