How Is Cybersecurity Like Physical Security? – SIA Online

From the Security Industries Association blog this is a very high level view of the similarities between physical and digital worlds when is comes to identifying and securing assets. There’s not usually  a lot of overlap between the companies that fit locks and access control systems and those carrying out red team exercises from the comfort of a soft chair. I have my own questions that I use in both worlds, how about you?

Most organizations have two separate teams for cybersecurity and physical security. Both of the teams are responsible for keeping the company’s assets safe. The primary principle behind them both are the identifications of the following questions:

  • What to protect?
  • Who to protect from?
  • What is vulnerable?
  • What can be the consequences?

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