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Glossary definition: Asset Security

Asset Security: Protecting Your Valuable Resources

Asset security is the protection of physical and digital assets from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It involves the application of security controls to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of assets. Asset security is a critical component of an organization's overall security strategy, as it helps protect its data, systems, and networks from malicious actors. This includes protecting against malicious actors who may attempt to gain access to sensitive information, disrupt operations, or damage the organization's reputation. Asset security also helps organizations protect their investments in hardware, software, and intellectual property. It involves the implementation of technical controls such as firewalls, authentication, encryption, and access control systems, as well as the development of policies and procedures for asset management, such as asset tracking, inventory control, and asset disposal. Asset security also includes the monitoring of assets to detect any unauthorized access or suspicious activity.