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Physical security for Servers [closed]

I work in a non-profit and we need to upgrade the physical security around our new servers and DC. We can't secure the entire room, and we can't afford to purchase a proper server rack. The workaround ...
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Cloud server vulnerability analysis [duplicate]

I have multiple Hetzner cloud servers (Ubuntu 18.04) and I have encrypted the home directory with a +128-bit encryption using cryptsetup/LUKS. The server may only be accessed with SSH or Wireguard. ...
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How can prevent local access to my server (either host or virtualbox Ubuntu 16.04 )

I have a web application (PHP) which i need to leave in a customer premise. They have no internet and are not willing to use internet to use my app. So i have to leave a linux server at their place. ...
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How to make Wi-Fi Clients happy on Airgapped network?

We have an airgapped network composed of an Ubuntu 16.04 server and a Pepwave Peplink AP Pro 300M Wireless Access point. The goal is to allow consumer users to hit this access point but, when they ...
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Information Security - USB Drives [closed]

I have to perform a user information security awareness audit. One of the things is to determine if user's plug in a USB device or not. My first ideal was to have it run a auto run program that has a ...
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Port Security / MAC lock with Netgear GS752TXS

Has anybody here has in use the Netgear GS752TXS (52 Port Stackable Smart Switch with 10GE uplink) with port security active? I would like to activate port security on specific ports to allow only ...
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How to unlock an SSD disk with hdparm?

I have an SSD disk with password protection, but the password was lost long time ago... so I tried to erase the ATA security with the hdparm command. With "hdparm -I", the disk information ...
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Ethernet Communicator Non-Supporting of Port Forwarding?

The security contractor has installed a node on the network for the burglary alarm system. It uses IP to communicate the alarm signals. It has some kind of call home feature and supports DHCP as ...
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Is it really secure to connect to a server by SSH from hotels during a journey?

Is it really secure to connect to a server using SSH from hotels during a journey? Server: - CentOS 7 - Authorisation only by RSA key - password auth is denied - Non-standard port Workstation: - ...
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Server room door automatic opener [closed]

I'm looking to solve the problem of having the server room door open "automatically" when we need to move a large amount of equipment into the room. The typical case is the lab admin gets a large box ...
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WRT160NL Linksys Cisco Wifi router

There is a WRT160NL Cisco Wifi router, and has to decrease the wifi range, so it cannot go outside of the office. I tried to find this settings on the admin page, but I have not found yet. Does ...
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Remotely unlock Hardware disk encryption

I am setting up a remote server at a collocation for a client and their primary request is that the data be encrypted beyond the boot partition. The main system will be in a dm-crypt LUKS container on ...
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Alternatives to a Replacement Key for Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server

So ... Dell says they don't sell the part. I've read elsewhere that they can be obtained through a VAR. Then there's the bust open the lock option. Is there an easier, less aesthetically damaging ...
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Should maintenance staff have access to server rooms? [closed]

After reading a similar question on Reddit, I wanted to hear from the serverfault community on the practice of letting maintenance staff in to server rooms without supervision. There are obvious ...
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SSL reverse proxy and security (eavesdropping)

I am new to the hosting in datacenter. I would host my app in a datacenter (colocation). I can sell me only the bay I need. I would like to use a SSL reverse proxy : SSL Reverse proxy + LoadBalancer &...
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Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards With Card Readers? [closed]

When I started working at my current job I developed tendinitis in my wrists. Luckily that cleared up when I started using a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard. The problem is that where I work is moving ...
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BOOT OS from a remote drive ? hard disk drive security

SUMMARY I have a third party requirement to run an operating system from a remote secured disk. The user is concerned about hard disk security but is not concerned about the risk to the remaining ...
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Open source system for swipe card access? [closed]

We're looking at replacing our campus-wide magnetic swipe card system with something more robust. The "programmer" side of me says there's got to be an open-source, scalable solution that already does ...
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Steps to take when technical staff leave

How do you handle the departure process when privileged or technical staff resign / get fired? Do you have a checklist of things to do to ensure the continuing operation / security of the company's ...
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Does anyone make a small locking enclosure for 19" switches?

Every once in a while I need to put a rack mount switch on a table for a few days for LAN access. Does any company make a locking enclosure for a single 1U switch? The smaller the better. Just ...
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What are best pratices in securing proprietary server to a customer site?

An example of this would be something like the Google Search Appliance. Areas covered might including closure and software security, remote access and updates, etc. Looking more for a solution that ...
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Implement a rule to access physically the server room

We have a server room and right now it's like in wild west: the strongest one can get in and do whatever he wants. I would like to prepare a list of rules to follow to monitor the access and ...
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How to minimize the risk of employees spreading critical information? [closed]

What's common sense when it comes to minimising the risk of employees spreading critical information to rivalling companies? As of today, it's clear that not even the US government and military can ...
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Biometric scanner that scans the blood veins pattern in the palm

Is there some kind of a biometric scanner that can scan the pattern of blood veins in our palm? Related questions: Reputable Biometric Fingerprint Scanner & Access/Attendance Solutions? Server ...
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For Physical Security, what constitutes as a “Campus”?

In regards to physical security what constitutes a "Campus"? Is there a definition somewhere which describes what makes up a campus appose to standard set office buildings?
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Lock a server within a rack of several servers

I have a 42 RU Dell rack with several 2RU servers in it. I need to prevent physical access to one of the servers in the rack, but not the others. The face plate that comes with the Dell servers is ...
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Physical Access Control using Active Directory?

I would like to know if there is a way to use Active Directory for Physical Access Control ? Example: All users will have a RFID card or a fingerprint entry registered on the domain (linked to the ...
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How to secure a server physically and the software?

We are creating a web application that will be installed on a server and sold to a client, similar to a Google Mini Search appliance. We are looking at various ways to secure the server from being ...
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What is a secure way to transport hard drives?

I would like to transport several gigabytes (apx. 250 GB) worth of sensitive data from one location in the US to another. It seems at the moment the easiest way to do this is to ship an encrypted ...
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Physical port protection

I`m trying to find resources about Side Electromagnetic Radiation of computer ports, data bus, or any other channel, which can carry valuable information, and how it is possible to sniff this ...
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Server room door security

I wanted to know if anybody had any recommendations as to how to keep the server room secure from employees. There is a lock on the door, however, anybody with a building master (maintenance, owners, ...
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Security Camera in Server Room Recommendations

Does anyone have experience with network cams used for security purposes? I need to monitor a remote location (server room) from both the local network and the internet preferably. I also need the ...
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Physical security for portable computers - any alternative to Kensington locks?

What can you use for theft-proofing portables aside from a Kensington lock, or a secure computer cabinet? Or have you had good results from using the former?