Physical security

PHY038

Validate your physical security measures

Validating your organisation’s physical security measures means finding out if they’ve been correctly implemented and are fit for purpose.

PHYSEC3 - Validate your security measures

Confirm that your physical security measures have been correctly implemented and are fit for purpose.
Complete the certification and accreditation process to ensure that security zones have approval to operate.

Provide trust and accountability through validation

Your chief security office (CSO) decides whether the measures are right for the risks your organisation faces. These risks may vary from site to site.

The validation step gives senior executives confidence that:

  • physical security is well managed,
  • risks are properly identified and mitigated
  • governance responsibilities can be met.


Ensure you are certified and accredited

Conduct the certification and accreditation process required for the type of physical security measure being implemented.

Ensure security zones are accredited

For physical spaces, follow the certification and accreditation processes required by the security zone. As well as keeping your organisation secure, accreditation gives organisations you work with confidence in your security.


Meet requirements for protectively-marked information

Extra security measures apply to protectively-marked information to help keep this important and valuable information safe.

Make sure you are familiar with the physical security requirements for protectively-marked information and equipment addressed in the requirements for security zones 3 to 5.

Page last modified: 2/10/2018