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Over 90% of data breach is attributed to human error costing a company anywhere from $1.25 million to $8.19 million. Tackling cybersecurity does not only entail non-physical risks, but also includes an assessment of physical threats such as human, internal, and external hazards. Only then can an appropriate and effective security plan to dissuade hackers and thieves be devised.
Internal and External Risks
Internal dangers may include fire or unstable power supply. Another risk is humidity which can cause the appearance of mold that will damage data and equipment. Mold remediation and regular maintenance of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system are necessary to ensure that equipment is stored properly.
While lightning, flood, and earthquakes are difficult to predict, preparing a comprehensive risk assessment is the first step. A detailed plan on what to do if…