Chapter 8

Physical Security

Lab Exercises

8.01   Linux Password Recovery

8.02   Cisco Router Password Recovery

8.03   Cisco Switch Password Recovery

Lab Analysis

Key Term Quiz

In college lab settings, servers, routers, and switches are physically accessible. In some labs, although these systems are locked down or attached to racks, students can still physically access them and insert and remove cables and components. On the premises of enterprise networks, though, servers, routers, and switches are kept in locked rooms, where only authorized individuals have physical access to these systems. Physical security needs to be greatly implemented and enforced; otherwise, hacking into Linux systems, Cisco routers, and Cisco switches becomes trivial. ...

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