Physical and Technical Security Measures

Physical and technical security measures work hand in hand to protect your organisation and premises from security threats. In this article, we take a look at how different security measures work together to supplement and aid each other to keep your organisation and data safe.

Physical security can be a significant deterrent of crime and criminals. Seeing an aware and alert security guard is a much larger deterrent than stationary cameras.

But when the adrenaline is pumping, it can be challenging for a security guard to take note of every detail. While at the same time, a well-placed security camera will capture everything and allow you to rewatch. Or better yet, set off the alarm at our Security Operations Center (SOC) who are ready to back up your on-site security when they need it most.

Integrated security strategies with both physical and technological elements are the smartest choice for your security needs. None of these elements are meant to replace one another, but rather aid and supplement each other to create a holistic solution that covers every breachable aspect of your organisation.

In some organisations, the loss of physical objects or the breach of the premises is not the biggest concern. Hostile forces gaining access to their network and accessing their data is. Take Note IT takes a truly holistic approach to secure your organisation from any type of attack.

Our security measures are divided into two sections; Proactive security measures which consist of elements that try to prevent any security breach. And reactive security measures which consist of security measures that taken should a security breach take place.

Let’s take a look at the different physical and technological security methods you can implement to secure your organisation.

Proactive security measures

Proactive security measures are the steps your organisation takes to deter criminals or make it more challenging to penetrate the premises should they try. We also use proactive security measures to protect your IT infrastructure and data. Proactive measures are about deterring crime and preventing any breach from happening.

A few examples of the proactive security measures implemented by Take Note IT:

Penetration testing

Penetration testing attempts to gain access to your organisations’ critical systems and information by exploiting discovered vulnerabilities, assessing the effectiveness of your security measures. Penetration testing from Take Note IT also includes your IT infrastructure – allowing your IT staff to focus on their essential work rather than being concerned about cyber attacks.

Vulnerability management

All systems have vulnerabilities; the key is to know about your vulnerabilities and make sure you manage and keep a closer eye on those vulnerabilities. Take Note IT helps you to identify the most significant security vulnerabilities in your organisation and IT infrastructure and works to protect those.

Security assessment

Security assessments from Take Note IT identify areas that are most at risk, prioritise any high-value locations that are the most susceptible to attack and protect those assets from:

  • Phishing
  • Malware
  • Ransomeware
  • Physical guards

As mentioned at the start of this article, alert and aware security guards can be a huge deterrent of criminals and opportunity crime. If your premises is set up to offer no possible opportunity for undetected breach, you will deter every, except the most hardened criminals having visible guards patrolling your premises.

Reactive security measures

Sometimes security breaches do happen, but the key is to have a response plan in place and get to your reaction as soon as possible. Reactive security measures are about having that plan in place and making sure all your security elements are ready to go when it’s that time.

When monitoring and prevention efforts fail to stop a security breach, it’s time to move fast to block active attacks, contain compromises and minimise damage. Intrusion response orchestration is about taking the stress of trying to figure out what to do out of your hands and being prepared to jump into action.

Incident response coordination

A cyber incident response team can is together to investigate, recover, remediate and discuss the severity of an incident. Take Note IT provides you with a single point to monitor workflow and manage the process.

Technological security measures are not about replacing your physical security; it’s about adding supplementary assistance where it is most needed. If you are looking for an integrated security system that will keep your physical premises, documents, staff as well as your data, information and infrastructure safe contact Take Note IT today.

Suites of Cyber Security Software

Computer security software or cybersecurity software are computer programs designed to influence information security. These software solutions usually take the form of an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) or Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (ETDR) software.

EDR is an integrated security solution that combines real-time continuous monitoring and collection of endpoint data with rule-based automated response and analysis capabilities. 

The primary function of EDR security solutions are:

  • Monitor and collect activity data from endpoints that could indicate a threat.
  • Analyse the data to identify threat patterns.
  • Automatically respond to identified threats to remove or contain them and to notify the security personnel. 
  • Forensics and analysis tools to research identified risks and search for suspicious activities. 

Critical Components of EDR Security

 

Endpoint data collection agents

Agents control endpoint monitoring and collect data – processes, connections, the volume of activity, and data transfers – into a central database. 

Automated response

Rules in an EDR solution can recognise when incoming data had indicators of a known type of security breach and triggers an automatic response. Such as to log off an end-user or send an alert to a key member. 

Analysis and forensics 

Can incorporate both real-time analytics, for diagnosis of threats that don’t fit the pre-configured rules. And forensics tools for threat. hunting or conducting a post-mortem analysis of an attack. 

Crowdstrike 

Take Note IT are proud to say that we make use of one of the best EDR security solutions available; Crowdstrike. 

“Customers buy an EDR solution for its detection capabilities, and there simply are no other vendors in the space that have an intelligence organisation of Crowdstrike’s scale to enable the development and services to deliver that capability.”

— The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020

Use Take Note IT for your organisations’ integrated security solutions to ensure your data, personnel and infrastructure is safe and secured. 

Don’t just take it from us; here are some great articles on why Crowdstrike is the best choice:

  • Gartner Peer Insights’ Voice of the Customer for Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions – Released in May 2020
  • Forrester Wave for Endpoint Detection and Response – Released in March 2020
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant – Released in August 2019
  • Gartner Critical Capabilities – Released in October 2019
  • Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites – Released in September 2019