Will always be a way......
Credit card company Visa has boasted that one of its US data centres possesses the ultimate security feature – a moat designed to trap would be ram-raiders from accessing the facility. As reported by USA Today and Fast Company, which both seem to have been invited to the facility, the company’s Operations Centre East (OCE) can …
“Hydraulic bollards beneath the road leading to the OCE can be quickly raised to stop an intruding car going 50 mph. Any speed faster, and the car can't navigate a hairpin turn, sending it into a drainage pond that functions as a modern-day moat.”
Clearly they're expected the bad guys to be driving US made vea-hicles ... Wonder what they plan to do if someone uses a car made by people who know what the word 'corner' means.
To say nothing of the fact that USians historically are much much better at amphibious invasions than Europeans. So the only bad guys they'll catch this way are Asians, who - natch - are much better at cyber-hacking than physical assaults anyway.
Are those links to the aerial photos of this place correct? Yeah, there's a pond in front of a hairpin bend on the "in" driveway, but anyone who really wants to get in could just take the far straighter "out" driveway smashing through the little barrier. Heck, if they had a 4x4 they can easily take to the bare ground next to the drive. It hardly looks that secure.
Even if those are not the correct arial shots, the idea seems pretty easy to bypass.
Use two vehicles.
First one is a heavy, fitted with front end protection. Purpose, take out the bollards.
Second vehicle is the actual strike team.
If those are the correct shots, then that's not a moat, it's a poorly located health hazzard. Maybe I misunderstood "moat", but I thought a key component of it was that is significantly surround the structure. My local golf course has bigger water hazzards.
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