Title: Is Physical Security important in the cyber world?
Presenter: Dr Michael H. Goldner, Dean of EC-Council University, EC Council University
Information security practitioners often overlook or take for granted, physical security and general environmental concerns. They are most concerned with data and communication protections; attack vectors; vulnerabilities and risk analysis. However, Physical security is the first layer of protection for computers and data. It involves the protection of assets such as personnel, hardware, networks, and data from attacks or natural disasters that cause injury, loss or damage. While the primary concern of any physical security plan is the protection and preservation of human life, a good physical security plan, like its counterpart, an information security plan, is formulated by implementing defense in depth. This 2nd workshop will discuss the various options and interdependent layers that make up that defense in depth physical security plan.