Information systems security
Lyon (2008) stated that potential physical threats include situations and actions, which can cause physical damage for computer system. They are divided into three groups: internal, external and human.
Unstable power supply, elevated humidity in the rooms housing the hardware;
Natural disaster (earthquake, landslide, fire, tsunami, inundation, volcanic eruption, contamination);
Theft/vandalism of infrastructure and hardware;
Errors of staff.
Listed physical threads consist of natural phenome non consequences, imperfection of system’s physical environment and human factor.
Talking about security for a small pharmacy that has recently opened within a shopping mall potential physical threats can include all of foregoing Continue reading...