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    Physical Security

  Departments responsible must ensure that adequate physical security protections are implemented to maintain the availability, confidentiality and integrity of the organizationís IT infrastructure. Proper investments in physical security shall be made by analyzing the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities as identified in the IT security framework.

   The location and layout of the facility shall be documented clearly. Physical security attributes for computer or telecommunications rooms shall be given importance and strict access control shall be addressed. Facility access control shall be discussed with the concerned operations managers and documented.

 Physical data storage and telecommunications controls shall be physically protected.

  Physical security controls for mobile/remote computing  also must be addressed as Laptops and Personal Digital Assistants (PDA s)  and Portable data storage devices like tape drives, zip drives, removable hard drives, USB data storage devices may be misused by the employees to smuggle the data.