Definition - What does Physical Access mean?
Techopedia explains Physical Access
While unauthorized physical access is an issue in the business world, it has also been an issue in other parts of the IT world. One prime example is in the voting controversies of the American electoral procedure. In past years, issues around the physical hardware used in elections brought out certain physical access controversies related to potential hacking of the equipment used for voting, including the idea that unauthorized persons could use a simple USB flash drive to compromise voting equipment. These are the same kinds of issues that drive physical access evaluation in any business or organization that needs to screen visitors at a particular location housing hardware setups.