Physical Access to I.T. Areas

Networking/Security Forums -> Physical Security and Social Engineering

Author: eslaptyback PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:58 pm    Post subject: Physical Access to I.T. Areas
I had a question about physical security/access and was wondering if there was any type of ISO standard to back it up or if I am just completely wrong....

Basically the executive team and owner of the company I work for all think they should have access to ALL areas of the building including the IT areas, server room, etc. Now our security policy states that access to those area are restricted to IT personell only and for most of my close to 17 year career that has ALWAYS been the standard wherever I have worked.

I have never worked anywhere that this has been allowed or even considered. Am I barking up the wrong tree here or do I have an actual leg to stand on?

Author: ryansuttonLocation: San Francisco, California PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:19 am    Post subject:
I believe ISO standards only dictate that access should be limited to authorized people only - who is considered authorized is dictated by company policy. Most companies I've worked at the access has been restricted to the IT group and one or more of the CxO's.

Author: NonapeptideLocation: Scottsdale, Arizona PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject:
I think the TIA-942:Data Center Standards Overview speaks to physical security as well as high availability. Wikipedia mentions something about it.

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