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Physical Security
  • The use of locks, guards, badges, alarms, and similar measures (alone or in combination) to control access to the classified ADP system and related equipment. b) The measures required for the protection of the structures housing the classified ADP system, related equipment, and their contents from espionage, theft, misuse, abuse, or damage by accident, fire, and environmental hazards. (DOE 5636. 2A;) a)The use of locks, guards, badges, and similar administrative measures to control access to the computer and related equipment. b) The measures required for the protection of the structures housing the computer, related equipment and their contents from damage by accident, fire, and environmental hazards. (FIPS PUB 39;)
  • The application of physical barriers and control procedures as preventative measures or countermeasures against threats to resources and sensitive information. (NCSC-WA-001-85;)
  • Physical security is the protection of a material entity (property) from disruption of its safe and secure state and is concerned with physical measures designed to safeguard personnel, to prevent unauthorized access to equipment, facilities, material, and documents, and to safeguard them against espionage, sabotage, damage, and theft. a) The use of locks, badges, and similar measures to control access to the central computer facility. b) The measures required for the protection of the structures housing the central computer facility from damage by accident, fire, environmental hazards, loss of utilities, and unauthorized access. (OPNAVINST 5239. 1A;) The measures used to provide physical protection of resources against deliberate and accidental threats. (SS;)