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Physical Security

Effective physical security of an asset is achieved by multi-layering different measures. The concept is based on the principle that the security of an asset is not significantly reduced with the loss of any single layer. Each layer of security may be comprised of different elements of interdependent systems

Last Updated 29 January 2021
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The Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE) is available to help security practitioners to identify appropriate physical security equipment. 
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Terrorist Attack
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