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We've covered a data center security subject in some recent articles: here, here, here and here (in fact there are more articles were we at least have touched this matter). However, there is still one thing to be added – an office space security. So, let's have some guidelines what we can do to minimize all the risks. I've found a great material on this topic.

 

Although, it is a common truth that data center is the most important organizational asset, when we think about reliability of business operations, critical processes, important data protection, etc., including the most expensive IT equipment used in our company, we shouldn't rely only on simple conclusions and stereotypes. To be honest, data center is the one side of the story for each organization, when we talk about security. Even if we confirmed that the security level of our data center is satisfactory, we shouldn't forget about other premises in our organization – especially business and IT offices. These places can be very vulnerable for information leakages and all other attacks. Once again we've touched a tremendously complex matter, but there is a great guideline available on CSO magazine, titled: "Protecting Joe's Office".

 

Office premises security

CSO magazine published a great guideline on office premises security – we can click all the numbers in the original (main) article to learn the details – check it here or click the screenshot presented above to be redirected
 

Well, "Protecting Joe's Office" is a great material, but the problem is – it is more than 5 years old (as for August 2013). There are some additional risks which now we have to consider in relation to office premises security, including: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) growing trend or – more and more popular – telecommuting (remote workers).

Although, let's not complicate the things too much – we should leave these additional issues for future, dedicated articles which may appear here one day.

 

 

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