Where there is a will there is a way. Most people will mount a rackmount keyboard in a server rack, but this article describes a new way to take your rackmount keyboard on the road.
Computer security has always been an issue. First there is physical security of the computer hardware, then there is the application layer and now there are wireless security concerns. Security specialists are key members of the corporate technology team. However, companies and businesses who can’t afford a full time security specialist can benefit from contracting with a security consultant. Here’s how one of these security gurus put a rackmount keyboard to use while performing roving security analysis.
What Is a Rackmount Keyboard?
First, let’s look at what it basically does and why it’s better than a wireless or wired keyboard. Unlike your typical personal keyboard, these devices can be secured to anything that is solid such as an aluminum or steel rack, a wooden shelf, wall frame or even the floor. This makes the device stable and hard for people to remove (steal).
It is usually equipped with a tracking device which eliminates the need for a mouse or trackball. In fact, a flat screen LCD monitor can be stored in the same drawer with the keyboard. This adds more security as it all folds up and slides away from the view of curious outsiders. So the rackmount keyboard provides a neat package that connects to your PC and can be stowed away out of sight when not in use.
Roving Security Assessments
A roving security professional is able to drive to a business area, park the vehicle and use software installed on a laptop to identify any unsecured wireless networks.