Physical IT Security Measures: Part 2


Keeping portables like laptops secure is just one part of physical network security.

Last week, we covered some of the basics of physical IT security. While keeping your server room locked and secure is certainly an essential part of protecting your network and data, there are other measures you can take to help bolster your security even more.

Don’t Forget Portables

Portable devices such as laptops, handheld computers, and even company phones can pose a unique security risk. Your company can invest in secure storage areas or safes specifically for portables that employees can use whenever they leave the office for the day. Alternatively, employees can take portables home and are thus responsible for keeping those devices safe.

Remembering Backups

If continued backup stores data on Cloud or replicated at an alternative location, make sure that all data streams and storages on both locations are encrypted property and encryption keys are stored in a secure location. This is also true of memory sticks, USB drives, and so on.

Keeping Records

It is important that you maintain an up-to-date record of models and serial numbers of all of your equipment. You may even want to take photos of all of your equipment, as it could help when dealing with an insurance company should you ever experience theft or an accident.

Protecting Printers

The printer may seem like a pretty innocuous piece of office equipment, but the reality is that we print sensitive information all the time. Some printers also store document contents in their own onboard memories, meaning if the wrong person were to get their hands on their printer, they could make copies of recently printed documents. Keep your printer in a secure area and consider creating policies regarding not leaving documents in the printer tray and shredding unwanted extra copies.


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