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LAN AND WAN FIREWALL1Assessment 3: LAN and WAN FirewallDean M. SlocumCapella University
LAN AND WAN FIREWALL2Threats and vulnerabilities to physical security.Proper physical security is a must for any information organization to achieve success.There are many threats and vulnerabilities to physical security. Several of these threats caninclude extreme temperatures, movement, and people. These are broad categories thatencompasses large bodies of potential issues.In terms of extreme temperatures, people and equipment can only hand so much heat orcold. If the temperature is too hot, then both people and machine will overheat and potentiallybecome damaged. The same can be said for cold temperatures. Equipment produces heat whenthey function. This heat can cause parts to melt, circuits to break, wires to become exposed to theelements, etc. Heatsinks and cooling systems are built into many pieces of technology to preventsuch problems. The climate the device lives in can also be a factor. An area with large amountsof equipment will produce large amounts of heat and thus will require some form of climatecontrol via air circulation, etc. Cold environments can be just as harmful. Frost and other formsof condensation can build up on these devices and cause shorts or similar issues. Thesetemperature extremes can affect people as well. Heat stroke and hypothermia are extremescenarios, but can still happen none the less if a work environment does not have proper climatecontrol (Andrews, 2018).Movement can refer to simply moving a device from one location to another, or it canrefer to an equipment rack becoming structurally compromised, resulting in physical damage toequipment. In terms of simply moving equipment around intentionally, there are many potentialissues that can happen. For example, a wire may not have been properly unplugged, resulting ina port being ripped from its housing while being moved. On the extreme side, an equipment rackcould fail. The structure could fall over and damage all the devices attached to it. In addition, IT
LAN AND WAN FIREWALL3equipment can become large and heavy quite quickly. If one of these heavy devices falls or hits aperson, then they will certainly incur some form of injury (Andress, 2014).People can become a massive danger to both equipment and themselves. Many of theaforementioned threats can be directly linked to people. Carelessness and ignorance can causemagnitudes of harm. A person may have an open drink, knock it over, and short circuit an entireserver rack. A person could not be aware of the dangers of electrical wiring and cause themselvesto be electrocuted. The list of threats and vulnerabilities in relation to people can beimmeasurable (Andress, 2014).

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Information Security, Computer Security, Security guard, Andress

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