Protecting Physical Security
It is essential to keep your devices physically secure. Keep in mind that physical security goes beyond just devices, and should include strategies to protect everything else in your world. This includes hard-copy documents, your organization’s office or work spaces, and of course you, your staff, and volunteers.
Physical Security and Political Parties
Physical attacks on political parties are nothing new, and often have significant implications for both physical and information security. Whether done by opposing political forces, local or national authorities, or criminal actors, the raid of a party office or a prominent party leader’s home is one common tactic taken to compromise a party’s security and ability to effectively function. For instance, in early 2021 Georgian police raided the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party, the United National Movement (UNM). Police forced their way into the building through barricades and protesters and arrested the party chairman, who was charged with organizing “mass violence” during 2019 anti-government protests. Such incidents not only impact a party’s physical operations, but can damage staff’s sense of security as well.