Sometimes, we fail to see the solution because our eyes are too far off from the obvious. A case in point is the protection of our computer and its system from the physical threats that are present in the environment. Before we even think of the the intricate digital barrier we should use to prevent malware and viruses that pervade the online world from entering our system, we should be considering the measures we can use to protect our devices which contain critical information, whether personal or business.
Good old-fashioned protection is not merely placing the computer and other devices under lock and key. It is also about considering who has access to these locks. A high-security risk environment will exactly be such in terms of possible theft or intrusion. It is likewise about protection from the natural elements like water and heat and occurences like power surges and fluctuations.
Visitors are best received away from the regular work area. This prevents potential information thieves from being able to read computer screens, install malware on network devices, or simply being within reach of portable devices that can be stolen without being noticed. Desktop computers that come in individual cases can be locked to prevent tampering of internal hardware.
Physical protection would also entail other sensible and simple acts such as locking the personal account whenever the user needs to step away from the computer and installing security cameras in areas of specific security concern. Not many people are aware that the manner of placement of network cables and equipments can result to a tendency for accidental loss of information. Another important aspect of physical protection is securing the access point for those using wireless networks. Threats can come in all forms but the simplest defense is usually the most important.