The server room is a service provider. Anything that disrupts - or has the potential to disrupt - the services fulfilled by the server room is an insecurity/vulnerability that must be addressed promptly. It is critical to periodically conduct an audit to identify risks that affect the physical security, practices, and continuity of the server room.
To better understand how to conduct a server room audit, download and read this research note. Information includes:
- A list of common server room threats.
- A list of key server room areas that must be audited.
- Guidelines on the appearance of a server room's ideal security state.
- Seven steps for using the ITA Premium SE "Server Room Security Audit" tool.
In order to protect the server room against all manner of threats, IT must audit current practices. Use the audit results to strengthen security and increase reliability for this all-important asset.