Running head: SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
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Security requirements basically entail conducting physical security, risk
management, as well as vulnerability assessment. Physical security involves putting in
place physical measures to protect a system whereas risk management is concerned with
identifying threats faced by a facility and implementing countermeasures to address the
threats. Vulnerability assessment on the other hand involves examining areas that pose a
threat in the enclosed system. These measures serve varied purposes as identified and this
paper will focus on addressing the varied purposes these security requirements serve.
Physical measures involve the measures that an entity puts in place to protect its
property against unauthorized intrusion or destruction. It is a set of measures that protects
assets, building, and other property from being stolen or destroyed. In order for protection
to be attained, there are six levels of protection that must be installed. An effective
physical security system must have two or more forms implemented at each level. The
outer perimeter is set to mark the property and indicate where the gate to the perimeter is
located to ensure that everyone seeking access to the property enters via the gate where
identification is conducted (Garcia, 2006). A fence is utilized to mark and enclose the
property. Natural access control employs the landscaping as well as the building features
to ensure that people accessing the building are identified. Territorial reinforcement is
further employed to separate public property from p...
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