Understanding security controls
Written on 23 September 2018, 03:39pm
How can you better understand the types of security controls than putting them into an example? Home security in this case.
Deterrent controls: a sticker on the front window saying that the house is linked to a security center. Or a dog house.
Preventive controls: locks on the access doors and windows. And a big dog. PS: defense in depth is critical.
Detective controls: security cameras calling up the monitoring center and/or the owner smartphone. Or a dog who never sleeps and who barks really loud. PS: detective controls imply that an attack has begun.
Corrective controls: a loud, indoor siren and a system that blinks the house lights when an intrusion is detected. Or a dog that can bring more bad dogs to save the day. PS: corrective controls react to an attack
Compensating controls: motion sensors on the outside of the building and on all the floors, on top of the ones installed on the ground floor. Or a second dog. PS: compensating controls are added after identifying deficiencies in existing controls
Written by Dorin Moise (Published articles: 260)