15 Oct 2018

Don't underestimate physical security

Physical Security

Case one

Sitting on my desk, working. Beside my room is a meeting room. There is no wall between the two rooms, just a row of file cabinets, their height is from floor to ceiling. From each side (i.e. front and rear) those cabinets give the impression of beeing a wall. But I can distinctly hear what other are saying in the meeting room. And they think they are unheard. Mhhh.

Case two

Had the unpleasant duty to take my daughter to the emergency room of an hospital nearby. She had to have some aerosol therapy, and the staff were kind enough to let us sit in a room with a desk to do it. Medical files were on the desk, and a laptop was left there untattended