Physical Security Course

Physical security is designed to keep unauthorized personnel from having physical access to facilities and equipment. Learn more about physical security risks and how to mitigate them.

29 minutes


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Video - 00:03:00

Some physical security controls protect physical property which includes hardware IT devices. In this episode, IP cameras and CCTV are discussed.
Physical security lab

Video - 00:03:00

A full IT security audit always includes physical security. In this episode, physical security considerations are presented.
Exam question review

Video - 00:02:00

IT systems are greatly affected by physical security. This episode presents a scenario in which only some security controls effectively mitigate a security problem.
Environmental controls

Video - 00:05:00

Computing equipment must be kept at the correct temperature and humidity levels to function efficiently. This episode covers air flow management using hot and cold aisles as well as environmental monitoring.
Keylogger demo

Video - 00:05:00

Limited access to network computers can prevent malicious actors from installing components such as hardware keyloggers, which can capture all user keystrokes and make them available to an attacker over a Wi-Fi network.
Physical security

Video - 00:10:00

This episode covers physical security controls such as door lock types and bollards, as well as encryption of data at rest.
Physical security overview

Video - 00:01:00

Physical security matters because all digital IT systems and data rely upon physical equipment somewhere.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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