The NCSA Guide to PC & LAN Security


Stephen Cobb, CISSP

Chapter 5: Secure Power


This chapter is about: Spikes, Sparks, and Electrical Threats

...the chapter addresses threats and risks that arise from the fact that computer hardware runs on electricity. Our first concern is insuring a smooth and constant supply of electricity. This is not just something for the office electrician to think about. Every personal computer user needs to know about surges, spikes, and overloads. If the supply of electricity to your hardware is interrupted unexpectedly, or varied significantly from expected parameters, the consequences can be serious. There are several other security implications that arise from the fact that computers run on electricity. These include radio interference, which can be used for eavesdropping and sabotage, plus radiation, a potential liability threat.

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