The Importance of Physical Security

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* * * * * * * * * * * The Importance of Physical Security * Shontay Clark * University of Phoenix * CJA 585 * Bob Riley * May 2, 2011

The Importance of Physical Security Abstract Understanding the importance of physical security rest in acknowledging the two main elements of security; people, and technology ( Bitzer [Remove the space after the parenthesis] & Hoffman, n.d.). Physical security consists of a series of
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[Move the period to follow the citation] [A period or comma goes inside the closing quotation mark] ( Building [Remove the space after the parenthesis] Security Measures, para. 2). The basic purpose of intrusion detection and ground security is to monitor for unauthorized access. This feature is preventive, and is implemented [Passive voice ] in response to a potential threat. Access Control Systems “Access control is concerned with determining the allowed activities of legitimate users, mediating every attempt by a user to access a resource in the system. In some systems, complete access is granted after successful authentication of the user, but most systems require more sophisticated and complex control. In addition to the authentication mechanism (such as a password), access control is concerned with how authorizations are structured. In some cases, authorization may mirror the structure of the organization, while in others it may be based on the sensitivity level of various documents and the clearance level of the user accessing those documents” ( Hu [Remove the space after the parenthesis] , Ferraiolo, & Kuhn, 2006, para. iv ). Access control systems come with a wide variety of features and administrative capabilities, and the operational impact can be significant. In particular, this impact can pertain to administrative and user productivity, as well as [No comma before "as well as"

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