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Source: Red Nova News - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security At a small company, the information security manager is sometimes also responsible for physical security. At very large corporations, the physical security - sometimes called safety and security - is a completely separate department, responsible for hardware such as biometric ID or badge systems, security cameras and the management of guards. Safety and security departments handle investigations of physical breaches, such as theft, and workplace violence.

Typically, the managers and staff assigned to the physical security department have completely different backgrounds from their counterparts in information security and have a different set of skills. One group deals in things like the Reid interview technique, proximity device criteria and perimeter security, and the other in things like routing, Unix administration, buffer overflows, span ports and rogue access points. In short, these two staffs speak different languages.

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