Data centers often receive more attention for cybersecurity because of the nature of the assets they hold. While this is important, it leaves the physical side of things vulnerable to theft, robbery, and vandalism. Post the pandemic, this has become an even more critical issue because of the increased amount of data entrusted to these places.
The seriousness of the situation is not lost on most major data center managers. A quick search on Google for data center physical security would throw up specific pages on how AWS and Microsoft Azure protect their sites. That these companies feel the need to explain the measures they take indicates the severity of the matter.
Learn more about the current state of data center security in this article from A&S International.