Most contemporary security books focus on network security, which is admittedly a hot issue. However, a point often overlooked is that servers are more vulnerable to physical attack than remote attack. Some frequent culprits include:
Malicious local users
Other creatures that go bump in the night
In fact, not only is your server more likely to be hacked with an ax than a spoofing utility, but when this tragedy occurs, the after-effects can be far more devastating. If your system is remotely hacked, you can always reboot, reinstall, or reconfigure, but when your system is physically damaged or compromised, you have a problem.
For these reasons, physical security should be your first aim. Although many physical ...