Do you walk away from your computer and leave sensitive information displayed on your monitor? Do you leave confidential or sensitive documents on your desk in plain view? Do you leave file cabinets containing this kind of information unlocked? Are sensitive documents locked away after business hours?
The physical security of computing resources (computers, equipment, files, etc.) is actually the first principle of good security. By instituting a few simple safeguards, we can greatly limit security breaches and other unauthorized access to our computing resources.
Here are a few helpful hints to safeguard the physical security of data: