tower security

just encase there is someone else out there paranoid about servers in branch offices/out of your control i thought id pass along the things i use to secure the towers them selfs

get a locking case
get locking screws - Custom ATX Computer Cases, PC Mods, Computer Case mods, and Modded PC Cases
get a micro usbkey, smaller the better Corsair CMFUSBMINI-8GB USB Mini Flash Drive - 8GB, USB 2.0 at
get a usb cable StarTech USB A to USB Motherboard 4-Pin Header F/F 2.0 Cable, 6" (USBMBADAPT): Electronics
get some superglue (use later)
get some small zip ties

1. in the bottom of the case use a cutting bit on a dremmel tool to cut a small opening about the side of the plastic on the cable
2. superglue the end of the usb cable to the hole in the bottom of the case
2. build the server in the locking case with locking screws on the back and on the power supply
3. put the micro usb key in the bottom of the case, try to get one that you can connect to the wire shelf (we use a wire shelf to hold the servers off the ground)
4. enable bitlocker (dont forget to set a dra)

that way if the tower is taken the usb key for bitlocker is unplugged automatically soon as its lifted off the self, and it wont be looked for on the back of the tower like most usb keys or unplugged by accident
wgu undergrad: done ... woot!!
WGU MS IT Management: done ... double woot :cheers:


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