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Locks, keypads and biometrics

Access to individual workstations or server rooms can be physically stopped by locking doors, locking screens via the keypad or putting padlocks on machines, or by using biometrics


Placing computers above known flood levels

Placing machines on a second floor, to where flood levels are unlikely to rise, is a simple form of protection.


Backup systems in other locations

Backup does not protect data from loss or theft, but mitigates the effect if data is lost or stolen, as it provides a copy


Security Staff

Security staff are sometimes considered to be a form of physical security


Shredding old paper based records

If paper based records are not shredded, then there is a risk that confidential or sensitive data may be found and used by others.