Cyber Security Training Program
Keep Your Digital World Safe With Physical Cyber Security Training
Physical access to digital systems is a major vulnerability. Boost your team's physical safety for total cyber security coverage.
Physical Security Is Cyber Security
While these may sound like two totally different concepts, physical and digital security go hand in hand.
It's easy to get caught up in the threat of online cybercriminals and miss out on the danger in your own space. Break-ins, lack of access control internally, physical damage to critical infrastructure and more are very much real-world threats that cannot be ignored. All your virtual infrastructure must still sit on physical assets, and even the most secure cloud system depends on the data centre and server room it's based in.
Poor physical security creates major vulnerabilities in the system, and it takes awareness at every level of the organisation to protect your environment. CyberSafe International's module on Physical Cyber Security Training teaches teams how to implement effective physical security measures.
Build Adept Physical Security Teams
Your people are your biggest asset - especially when it comes to physical safety. The more eyes on the ground, the more coverage you have. Physical threats to cyber security can range from insecure restricted areas, physical theft of sensitive information assets, and even allowing cybercriminals to install malware on systems. Physical security also covers internal processes, making sure the right people have the right access to data.
So, how do you build robust physical security systems?
Understand the scope of physical security
Your team needs to think big. Physical security is a lot more complex than cyber security because the "space" you're protecting can be a lot bigger. It encompasses the building you're working in and its many entry points, potential external observation from outside the building, any device that is linked to unprotected networks, and the list goes on. As the attack surface area increases, so does the danger.
Our module takes your team through major common vulnerabilities and how to detect gaps in physical security.
Recognise potential threats to physical security
Once your team knows the gaps in security, it's time to learn about the actual dangers. Cyber threats that arise from insufficient physical security systems can range from theft of sensitive data to giving cyber criminals the keys to enable further cyber attacks. Physical threats can also arise from security issues we rarely consider linked to the digital world, like natural disasters, building fires, and more.
Our module shows teams how to assess security threats and plan for the unexpected, understanding the impact of physical attacks so they can mitigate them.
Implement physical security measures
The last step is putting the learning into practice, with layered, well-designed physical security systems. Physical security generally falls into three main phases: access control, surveillance and testing. Essentially, you want to prevent unauthorised access to sensitive data, implement surveillance cameras and people at key vulnerable entry points and finally, test your systems thoroughly.
Our program walks through all the options and helps your team determine the best physical security measures for your business.
Find the perfect plan. Secure your business.
Get your team ready for evolving cyber threats with fast, effective, scalable security training.
Why CyberSafe International?
As a passionate player in Australian cyber security, we have been advising businesses on social media security for years. Now, we've taken that expertise, and our tried-and-tested tips to create an actionable and digestible training module so you can boost your cyber security strategy at every level of the business. With our training program, you're getting:
- CPD-accredited content, for high-quality assurance
- Bite-sized lessons that are designed for users of all levels
- Comprehensive social media security practices
- The latest industry knowledge and standards
- Practical steps for implementation in your business
And so much more! From as little as USD$2 per employee, you can access our module on social media security practices and get your team equipped to protect themselves on all social media sites. You'll also get full access to our entire program of 10 critical cyber security training modules for the modern Australian business.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a physical cyber attack?
Cyber threats are very much present in the physical world. Physical risk includes improper physical access to tangible data and critical infrastructure assets which could lead to the loss of sensitive data, damage to computer systems and equipment, and more. A lack of physical security means cyber criminals can conduct attacks right in your place of business.
What are the principles of physical security?
There are three main things to remember with physical security - access control, surveillance, and testing. You have to consider how to limit access to sensitive data and prevent cyber criminals from entering your systems on the ground, maintain surveillance cameras and people at entry points to look out for suspicious activity, and test your systems thoroughly, especially as cyber threats continue to evolve.
Another key aspect of physical security is remembering that you're not just on the lookout for cybercriminals. Natural disasters and other real-world threats like a building fire can also pose a real risk.
What are examples of physical security?
Some physical security measures include:
- Monitoring remote access to assets
- Installing high-security gates
- Investing in alarm systems
- Having access controls around people and vehicles
- Having sufficient lighting, especially at night
- Conducting regular audits
- Designing an incident response plan
- Creating backups of all sensitive data
Companies are also starting to invest in physical security backed by artificial intelligence, allowing safety at scale. Some innovative physical safety measures include intelligent access control that eliminates or reduces human error, pairing robot patrols with surveillance equipment, and crowd monitoring through facial recognition.