Which of the following are solutions that address physical security

Physical Security Physical security is very important specially when securing a data center. Review this topic to address the following:

  1. What are the physical considerations that need to be addressed for the data center?
  2. Why it is important to have an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in a data center?  
  3. What are the UPS specifications that data center manager should consider when evaluating a UPS solution?
  4. What are the physical security measures that an organization should consider to protect the laptops?

Answer

1.
  • Location: The location of the data center needs to be considered during the choosing of the data center. There can be an in-house or offsite option. In the case of inhouse, the servers are present very near but the bill maintenance is high. In the case of offsite, there is a need to check stability.
  • Reliability: The reliability of the power source, cooling involved in the data center. Checking of redundancy system.
  • Security: Security of the data center deals with protecting the data centers from malicious attacks.
2.
  • Uninterruptable data centers are those that provide continuous and stable power to the data center such that at any point in time, there is no issue with the power supply.
3.
  • Selecting the UPS depends on the various things like capacity needed by the datacenter, factors of reliability, space needed inside the UPS and the backup time.
  • So, depending on the need, UPS can be selected.
4.
  • Workstations: Workstation computers should be properly secured because the attack can trigger them
  • Policies: There should be policies and security measures that ensure the prevention of attacks.
  • There should be a restriction on the use of USB cables etc that can trigger the vulnerability.
  • All data coming and outgoing should be monitored.

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