11.2. Security Solutions

There are a number of security solutions that can be implemented to help make your systems and networks more secure—remember that the network is only as secure as the weakest host connected to it.

11.2.1. BIOS Security

The system Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is used to power up the system and can also allow you to assign a password. Once enabled/activated, that password is stored in CMOS and must be given before the system will fully boot. Most BIOS implementations allow for two different passwords—one for the user and one for the supervisor. The difference between the two is whether or not the ability to access the BIOS setup program is granted.

This provides a simple security solution for a workstation/laptop ...

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