1. Internal threat is a pervasive and uncontrollable variable.
Security attention has been overwhelmingly focused on external threats. Organizations are rightly determined to stop hackers or turn off identity thieves. However, you need a way to control access to the server room.
2. Customer data is the lifeblood of an enterprise.
While you may do everything you can to keep your data digitally secure, this is no excuse for making the same data physically insecure.
A data breach can destroy a business. The customer’s trust is eroded, may have to pay for insurance, and will spend a lot of money trying to discover the source, which may be as simple as a person walking out of your server room with a hard drive.
By protecting your physical data center, you put your customers’ interests first in your business and take steps to ensure that you never have to deal with a catastrophic data breach.
3. Data centers are not immune to physical vulnerabilities.
While data centers can be fairly high tech, and like other physical structures, they are not immune to unauthorized access due to physical vulnerabilities.
In short: Just because it’s a data center doesn’t mean bad guys with crowbars can’t break-in.