Why Organizations Can No Longer Ignore a Joint Approach to Cyber and Physical Security

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Physical Access Control and Safety Systems
One of the key elements of cybersecurity for a business is the restriction of access to sensitive data and systems. This ‘access control’ ensures minimal entry points for cyber criminals to take advantage of, keeping the company more protected against breaches. This is no different in terms of physical access control, but rather than data and networks, you’re restricting access to premises, offices and physical IT assets.

Most modern offices nowadays are accessible via electronic access control systems, requiring some kind of personal identification to enter. This might be in the form of an ID card to scan, passcodes, or even biometric authentication. Due to these electronic set-ups, these systems are normally connected to the internet, putting them at risk of being breached by hackers.

In 2018, David Tomaschik proved just how easy this could be when he managed to breach Google’s doors, tricking them into

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