This custom Level 4 SEAL enclosure was developed for a medical research facility. Subject to healthcare privacy regulations, the customer required an access control option that was more secure than a standard handle; however, wanted the convenience of having to use an access card only one time to open the...
A data center which contained legacy enclosures from another manufacturer was upgraded to include Great Lakes ES enclosures. Over several years, all enclosures were physically modified and evolved from a standard handle to biometric handles on the front and rear of the enclosures.
Power is gained by sharing knowledge; BICSI continues to be a wonderful facilitator of this concept. Great Lakes Case & Cabinet has presented several times at national BICSI conferences; however, my colleague, Brian Franz, and I had the opportunity to speak on behalf of GLCC for the first time at the BICSI 2017 fall conference just one week ago. We presented in a crowded ball room that may have been the largest audience we have encountered at a national industry event—an estimated 1500 individuals attended our session dedicated to physical data protection.
Countless millions of dollars is spent on protecting data from outside cyber-attacks and ever so increasing insider threat potential. Not nearly enough attention has been given to the physical security aspects of protecting and limiting the unmonitored access to the equipment housing the data. Who or what poses a threat to the physical assets of your data center and how do you protect against them?