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Physically Securing Important Media

In this section, we're talking about physically securing important media. We have different types of media that we need to secure.
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In this section, we’re talking about physically securing important media. We have different types of media that we need to secure. And, considering the type of data that we tend to have on these devices — things like payroll, passwords, email addresses, and other sensitive data — we have to make sure that we’re conscious about making sure this data is secure at all times.

Things like USB drives, external drives, CDs, DVDs, backup tapes, and hard drives are some examples of the media that we need to make sure that we have locked up when they’re not in use. Even if you’re just going off to grab a cup of coffee, make sure that the media is locked up and secure at all times if you’re not physically present.

As a general rule of thumb: If you’re not using it, make sure it’s under lock and key. Having these types of media leaked out to malicious users can compromise a network or can compromise your own accounts.

Over to you: Consider your current environment. Are you keeping your media safe? What can you do to increase its security? Share your tips with your fellow learners below.

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