Time to marry network and physical security

Wednesday, 28 April 2004, 3:26 PM EST

Businesses must realise the importance of marrying physical and digital security in the workplace, according to attendees at this week's Infosecurity show in London.

A 'these four walls' approach to security among IT managers and HR managers alike now represents one of the greatest threats to a company's network and only by accepting that security is a single issue Ė rather than breaking it down in terms of digital and physical security Ė will businesses start to combat the threats.

IT managers are being advised to ditch traditional notions of 'the perimeter' and those in charge of premises security are likewise being encouraged to understand that their responsibility doesn't stop once a trusted person enters the building.

By Will Sturgeon at Silicon.

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