New Training: Physical Security Controls
In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker explains and provides examples of physical security controls. Watch this new Cyber Security training.
Learn Cyber Security with one of these courses:
- Secure Design and Architecture Fundamentals for Enterprise Environments Training
- CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)
This training includes:
- 9 videos
- 50 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Intro to Physical Security Controls
- Perimeter Physical Security
- Internal Physical Security
- Equipment Physical Security
- Infrastructure Controls
- Bonus Chat on Physical Security
- Fire suppression
- Secure Data Destruction
- Quiz / Review
Why Fire Suppression in a Data Center is Difficult to Manage
Outside of data breaches, one of the worst fears IT admins face are fires in the data center. These kinds of fires can be extremely difficult to control and mitigate. What makes a fire in a data center so complicated, though?
A fire in a typical office setting can be considerably less risky and easier to manage than one in a data center. Tools like sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers can easily mitigate and reduce damage from an office fire. Though a sprinkler system might ruin office furniture, these fire suppression tools could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage in a data center, or worse, put a company out of business by destroying that equipment and the data stored on it.
IT data centers require specialized fire suppression systems. These suppression systems can't use anything that might harm electrical equipment like water or powders. Instead, fire suppression systems within a server environment typically use some form of gas. These gases can smother a fire quickly, but they can also be lethal to staff.