Physical security

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by mike_cis, May 1, 2008.

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  1. mike_cis

    mike_cis Registered Member

    May 1, 2008
    I am doing some research related to physical security for a client. They are looking at using Cisco's video surviellance and possibly an access gateway. I am trying to find a source of info (forums or whatever) where I can get some independant opinions on the cisco suite of products related to physical securiy. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005

    I assume you're talking UNIX-based OS here?

    General issues:

    Password-protect bios.
    Password-protect GRUB.
    Change default boot time for GRUB stanza to 1 sec.
    Password protect all accounts.
    Disable guest accounts and blank passwords.
    Use Pluggable Authentication Modules with default deny 'other.'
    Use Pluggable Authentication Modules to disable non-root access to devices like floppy or CD-ROM to prevent installation of thingies.
    Disable auto-mounting of removable drives.
    Use auditing tool (like tripwire) to monitor system directories.
    Create a hidden partition mountable only by root containing system image.

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