Am I permitted to ask a question about paper records?

Or about physical security of other physical information?

[Update] Not just physical security (thanks for the link). Am I allowed to discuss encoding paper documents? Or social engineering?

is the site for all aspects of information security, or just electronic?


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This site is for all aspects of information security - this includes everything listed on our FAQ:

IT Security Stack Exchange is for Information Security professionals to discuss protecting assets from threats and vulnerabilities. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • web app hardening
  • network security
  • social engineering, including phishing
  • risk management
  • policies
  • penetration testing
  • security tools
  • using cryptography
  • incident response
  • physically securing the office, datacentre, information assets etc.

Questions on setting up your home PC antivirus may be more appropriate over at superuser.com; and questions on the deeper aspects of cryptography belong on crypto.SE.

So yes, please do ask about paper records.

  • Sorry that I Couldn't find the FAQ earlier. I am currently thinking "real world", so paper, social engineering and how to determine who to trust, how much and ow to verify trust. All of which sound like they will be on-topic. Jan 8, 2017 at 14:02
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    Most useful information is under that help link at the top
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Jan 8, 2017 at 14:09
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    I consistently failed to find that on every SO site I visit! D'oh! Jan 8, 2017 at 14:23
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    There is regular discussion about changing help to say FAQ instead... So it's not just you
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Jan 8, 2017 at 14:45
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    Well, any "old hand" would disdain "help", but make a beeline for "FAQ". I will seek out such a discussion and add my two Euro cents worth (about 2.11 US cents at today's rate) Jan 8, 2017 at 15:07

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