Physical Security Policy

The Physical Security Policy sets standards for the physical side of securing IT assets, including security zones, access controls, physical data/system security, minimizing risk, entry security, and more. Please note that this policy only touches on physical security as it relates to information technology.

Information assets are necessarily associated with the physical devices on which they reside. Information is stored on workstations and servers, and transmitted on the company's physical network infrastructure.  In order to secure data, thought must be given to the security of the physical Information Technology (IT) resources to ensure that they are protected from standard risks.

A Physical Security Policy developed with the application will include the following detailed sections:

1. Overview
2. Purpose
3. Scope
4. Policy
    4.1. Choosing a Site
    4.2. Physical Security Zones
        4.2.1. Public
        4.2.2. Company
        4.2.3. Private
    4.3. Access Controls
        4.3.1. Keys & Keypads
        4.3.2. Keycards & Biometrics
        4.3.3. Alarm System
    4.4. Physical Data Security
    4.5. Physical System Security
        4.5.1. Minimizing Risk of Loss and Theft
        4.5.2. Minimizing Risk of Damage
    4.6. Fire Prevention
    4.7. Entry Security
        4.7.1. Use of ID Badges
        4.7.2. Sign-In Requirements
        4.7.3. Visitor Access
    4.8. Applicability of Other Policies
5. Enforcement
6. Definitions
7. Revision History

Available in the Gold Package only, this is a policy that is intended to be used by technical staff and management only.

Your custom Physical Security Policy will be delivered immediately upon completion of the wizard via email, as both a PDF and an RTF file.  RTF files are editable in all major word processing programs, including Microsoft Word.

Our security policies were written based on a cohesive and integrated approach using security best practices stemming from the C-I-A triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  This approach aligns with both real-world and industry standard-based objectives, resulting in an invaluable resource for your security policy management.  A Physical Security Policy developed with the wizard will provide the foundation for a realistic, practical implementation of your IT security policy program.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy. has delivered thousands of IT Security Policies to companies from 5 to 50,000 employees.  The management of has over 20 years of successful experience in the field of information security.

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