Newstaff, Inc.

Newstaff, Inc.

Information Security Services

British Standard 7799 Physical and Environmental Security

Newstaff Inc.
Security Information
Security Criteria

BS 7799

Security Policy
Security Organization
Assets Control
Personnel Security
Physical Security
Computer, Network
Access Control
Development Controls
Continuity Planning
Compliance, Auditing
  • To prevent unauthorized access, damage and interference to business premises and information
  • To prevent loss, damage or compromise of assets and interruption to business activities
  • To prevent compromise or theft of information and information processing facilities
    • Secure areas must exist in order to protect assets from damage, access or interference and should:

      • apply in order to protect critical information
      • align security costs with the commensurate risk
      • include a defined security perimeter and appropriate barriers
      • include layers of several physical barriers
      • employ physical entry controls
      • protect against damage from natural and man-made disaster
      • include controls for personnel working in secure areas

      In order to prevent loss, damage or compromise of assets, Equipment should:

      • be physically protected from security and environmental threats
      • be sited to minimize access
      • be positioned to reduce the risk of overlooking
      • be categorized where special protection is needed
      • be provided protection in industrial (dirty) environments
      • be protected from power anomalies
      • be appropriately maintained to ensure integrity and availability
      • be disposed of according to practices with data protection in mind

      Information and information processing facilities should include general polices such as:

      • Clear Desk Policy
      • Clear Screen Policy
      • appropriate locked storage
      • control over removal of equipment, software or information

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