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Re: Physical Security - How many IT Departments have Restricted Access?
From: "Clark, Sean" <Sean.Clark () UCDENVER EDU>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 10:55:18 -0700
Thanks to everybody who has responded so far, I apprecaite the insight into the way that other institiutions are
handling physical security.
Brian: Excellent points on assessing our university's approach to physical security in other departments -- thanks!
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Basgen, Brian
[bbasgen () PIMA EDU]
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 4:09 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Physical Security - How many IT Departments have Restricted Access?
Our IT areas are open during business hours, but every open door is staffed. Staff will confront any guests, and when
staff is not present they lock the door.
I'd like to hear back from IT professionals at other universities, to see where our department sits in comparison to
the norm: is >access to your IT department restricted? If so, how is that access restricted? If your department is
not physically secured, >what kinds of problems have you run into?
I think it may be helpful to think in terms of how your institution handles physical security. What are your Financial
Aid areas like? How about your cashiers? What about your Finance department? Every department/academic service has
different needs, but these examples should give you an idea for your institution's risk tolerance and general approach
to physical security.
Pima Community College