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The security of the physical layer pertains to the actual hardware. The vulnerabilities of the physical layer include: ? Power outage ? Environmental control loss ? Hardware theft, damage or destruction ? Unauthorized hardware changes (i.e.; removable media, data connections) ? Detachment of the physical data links ? Unnoticeable Data Interception ? Keystroke Logging Certain measures can be implemented to ensure the physical layer is secure...
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This would be done by storing all hardware in a locked environment. The use of electronic locks would control and log all access to the room containing the hardware. The electronic locks could be a PIN and password or fingerprint scanner (biometrics). The use of video and audio surveillance would provide physical proof of unauthorized access that could compromise the hardware...
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