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Physical Security encompasses implementing multi-layered security measures that are intended to deny unauthorized access to facilities, equipment, and resources while protecting personnel from bodily harm and preventing property from physical damage. These measures contain the usage of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems, security guards, protective barriers, locks, access control, perimeter intrusion detection, deterrent systems, fire protection, and other security systems designed to safeguard personnel and properties. Every organization must maintain security awareness and implement security procedures that deter the primary threats to physical security including possible acts of human failure or error, inadvertent acts, deliberate acts of espionage or trespass, and possible changes in the quality of service offered by the service providers, and natural disasters. Implementing security policies and measures that restrict physical access to facilities and computer systems. Such a security mechanism is to prevent interruptions of computer services instigated by loss of power, flooding, or fire. Performing a cost-benefit analysis on organizational physical security is import element of business operation. Thus, hiring physical security experts to assess the security vulnerabilities of the organization to determine whether investing in the physical security posture is a valid business decision. Senior management must have the data to determine whether their business reputation can survive a security breach or business interruption.