Examining The Physical Security Biometrics of Devices
Do you know that there are many thieves all around you? We have seen cases of device theft which occurs almost every day. Most of these thefts can be attributed to negligence and lack of physical security of devices. That is why you need to take the security of your devices serious.
Physical security can be seen as the first layer of protection for devices. It is more important that all other forms of security that you can think of. If this level of security is not compromised. You will still have your device at your disposal. What is the essence of other forms of security if this level of security is compromised?
This level of security involves the protection of hardware, networks and data from attacks. Here, some features are put in place so as to prevent loss and attacks. It can also involve the use of security guards and doors as well as closed-circuit cameras in order to secure devices.
Now, these are some of the factors that can affect the physical security of your devices. It can occur due to damage, theft, dust, fire, water, flood, earthquake among others. They are likely to deny you of your devices. That is why you need to prevent them from your devices.
Here are the four main steps you need to take:
#1 Prevent unauthorized access
There is a need for you to prevent unauthorised access to your system. This might include locking your device with a password. This can include swiping the device in order to unlock the phone. This will discourage an unauthorised person from having access to your device.
#2 Prevent stealing of data
There is a need for you to prevent an unauthorised person from stealing data from your device. You need to lock your device. You can also apply measures that will prevent unauthorised users from accessing such devices. You can also hide such files so that it will not be seen by an unauthorised individual.
#3 protecting the integrity of data as part of physical security
One other importance of computer security is that it helps in the protection of the integrity of data. That means you can be sure that the data has not been tampered with right from the sender to the receiver. It is very important in order to build trust between the sender and the receiver.
#4 preventing calamities as part of physical security
Having security in place for our computing devices will also ensure that we protect our devices against natural calamities. This can be in the form of an earthquake, theft as well as other incidences that can lead to loss of devices and data. When you have a backup in place, for example, you will quickly recover after any eventuality that destroys your devices.
Security device lock
One of the means of securing your device is through the use of locks to restrict access. I have said it in my previous article that this is the first step in device security. If you are careless about where your devices are placed, you are opening yourself to attacks.
Let’s talk about security device lock
First and foremost, a lock can be seen as the primary method of protection for devices. If devices are locked, it prevents access to information data and all other sensitive information stored on the system. It is not good to have devices with password or pins to lock them. I will also want to say that you should consider putting anti-theft on your devices as well. It will go a long in reducing cases of Android theft anywhere. Just visit Google Play. There is a need for you to store and find a good one.
different levels of security when using a security device lock
Also, there is a need for you to know that when you are using locks, it provides different levels of security depending on the design of the device. This can also go a long way in determining who can access a device and what they need to do before access can be granted.
security device lock can be applied to a computer room
One of the uses of locks is that it can be used to restrict access to a computer room. The individual trying to use such a room may need to request a key to the room. This can prevent unauthorized access to the computer room.
Other uses of locks are that it can prevent the computer from unauthorized access. When an unauthorized person has access to a particular device or system, abuse is inevitable. That is why they must be prevented at all cost.
Do you know that you can also lock the CPU and the boot process of a system so that unauthorized users will not have access to the boot process? That will help to guarantee the integrity of information stored on that particular system.
Physical security Biometrics
In recent time, I have been talking about some of the physical security measures to secure your system. One of the best ways of securing devices is the use of physical security biometrics. In this article, I will be talking about some of the biometric measures that can be used to secure devices. In this article, I want to talk about a different type of biometric measures that can be used to secure devices.
Before that, I need to tell you what biometric is.
Biometrics can be seen as the identification of individuals based on individual characteristics that they have. This might have to do with those characteristics that they have that are not common to others. For instance, it has been discovered that no two individual have the same eyeball or fingerprint.
Now that I have defined Biometrics as a means of securing devices, I now want to tell different types of them that can be applied when you are trying to secure devices.
#1 fingerprinting as part of physical security biometrics
Finger Printing has to do with the use of fingers which are not the same in all cases to differentiate between one individual and the other. This will go a long way in preventing unauthorized access to devices. There are instances where some doors can only open with fingerprints which is more secure than physical locks.
#2 retina scanning as part of physical security biometrics
This is a biometric technique that uses the retina pattern of an individual eye to determine whether an individual will be given access to a secured place or device or not.
The human retina can be seen as a thin tissue that is composed of natural cells which are located at the outside portion of the eyes. It is a well-known fact that no two individual has the same retina pattern. This can be an added layer of security for devices.
#3 Iris recognition as part of physical security biometrics
This type of biometrics uses a mathematical pattern technique on video images of one or both of the irises of an individual’s eyes. It also has to do with the pattern of the eyes that are also different from one individual to another. This one is more focused on the eyeball of the individual more than any other pattern of the eyes.
#4 vein structure recognition as part of physical security biometrics
This is another superb way of identifying an individual before they can have access to devices. It has to do with the recognition of the structure of the veins before access can be granted. That means if you do not have the required vein structure that was captured in the first place, you might be denied access to such devices. These are done with biometric machines that can scan internal organs and recognized vein structures.
#5 face recognition as part of physical security biometrics
This is another means of securing your device. There are gadgets that can recognize faces before they can grant access to users. This will also limit the number of unauthorized users that can access any device. I also know of gadgets that can detect body smells before users are allowed to use such devices. The problem is that most of them are not 100 percent effective.
#6 voice recognition system
This can be seen as a device that can recognize dictation. This kind of device has the ability to receive sounds and understand spoken instruction. This will help you to add an additional layer of security to your device. Although I have not attempted using voice recognition before. But the question is: what happens when something happens to your voice. I need someone to tell me how secured is voice recognition?
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Adeniyi Salau PMP , CCNA R&S , CDMP, CEP, MOS, MCP, CSCU (Project 2016), Microsoft Certified Security and Networking Associate is a Google and Beingcert Certified Digital Marketer, Project Manager and SEO Expert of repute with about a decade of Blogging and online marketing experience. He is always ready to share his experience with others.