Secure your assets in three layers: perimeter, rooms, individual devices. Mike explores options for each layer, from security guards at the perimeter to cable locks on individual devices.
- Years ago I had this buddy who had set up a web server … that he was convinced was totally unhackable, … and he's like, Mike, I'll pay you X number of dollars, … well it was a lot, if you can get to this computer. … And I mean, he really did have it set up pretty good. … Really robust firewall, all kinds of stuff, … and I couldn't get into it. … But what I could do is I put on a janitorial costume, … and I walked in to his offices, … walked up to the server room, … and I physically removed the server and took it home. … That's a true story and I won that bet. … So in this episode what I want to talk about … is physical security. … Now, we've been talking about shells, … let's talk about the three shells of physical security. … We tend to draw physical security as a big circle … around all of our stuff and that's a fine way to start, … but that's actually a little bit inaccurate. … So what we have is what we call perimeter security, … and this is stuff to keep people … from even getting on the property, …
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