Physical Security

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Physical security is the foundation for all networking security mechanisms. Unless a network is physically secure from threats, all other types of security can be negated. This course focuses on the need for, and implementation of physical security and how it is used as an all encompassing backbone for enterprise security. This course also assists students who are preparing for the EC Council’s Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEHv6) exam 312-50.

Target Audience

Existing or in-training IT security professionals seeking detailed security penetration testing skills.


A technical background with a solid understanding of networks and networking concepts, such as TCP/IP, IP Routing, and LAN Switching, as well as Windows and/or UNIX/LINUX operating systems; a general familiarity with the principles and usage of command-line, coding, and GUI-based technologies for manipulating IT operating systems

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Physical Security Fundamentals

  • recognize the major sources of physical loss for an organization
  • recognize the key objectives of a layered defense solution
  • Perimeter Security

  • recognize perimeter security mechanisms
  • recognize how CPTED strategies are used in loss and crime prevention
  • Securing the Perimeter

    Internal Protection

  • identify the appropriate controls for securing the inside of a building or facility
  • identify the appropriate fire-protection technique for a scenario
  • Intrusion Detection Systems

  • identify the most appropriate intrusion detection technology for a scenario
  • Implementing an Intrusion Detection System


  • recognize best practices for securing the data center or server room, for protecting portable equipment, and for ensuring protection at object level
  • identify the appropriate strategy for securing compartmentalized areas in a given scenario