Want to achieve a higher level of cybersecurity in your business’s workplace? Rather than relying strictly on digital cybersecurity measures, you should consider using both digital and physical cybersecurity measures, including chassis intrusion detection.
Digital cybersecurity measures are still important. For a secure information technology (IT) infrastructure, you’ll need to implement antivirus software and a firewall. But cybersecurity encompasses all types of practices to protect against cyber threats. Intrusion chassis detection is a physical safeguard or measure that can help you achieve a higher level of cybersecurity in your business’s workplace.
What Is Intrusion Chassis Detection?
Intrusion chassis detention refers to the use of a motherboard-connected switch to automatically detect whenever a computer case is opened.
Some computer cases are designed with an intrusion chassis detection device. Others support the use of an intrusion chassis detection device. These devices are switches that connect the computer case to the enclosed motherboard. If someone opens the computer case, the intrusion chassis detection device will send a signal to the motherboard, thus logging the event. The next time that the computer turns on, it will display a notification message indicating that the computer case was recently opened.
Advantages of Using Intrusion Chassis Detection
You can use intrusion chassis detection to protect the computers in your business’s workplace from tampering. Tampering is a potential cyber threat. If a computer is tampered with, it may be altered or modified for nefarious purposes. There are keyloggers, for instance, that use hardware to capture keystrokes. A nefarious person may open a computer case and install one of these hardware-based keyloggers.
With intrusion chassis detection, you can rest assured knowing that the computers in your business’s workplace haven’t been tampered with. If a computer case is opened — regardless of the reason — the intrusion chassis detection device will record the event.
Intrusion chassis detection devices aren’t dependent upon a network connection. They are designed to operate locally. Even if your business’s network goes down, they will continue to work. The devices will automatically record whenever the computer cases are opened.
Disadvantages of Using Intrusion Chassis Detection
Not all computer cases and motherboards support intrusion chassis detection. If a computer doesn’t support it, you won’t be able to install the device.
While it can protect against physical threats, intrusion chassis detection isn’t enough. You’ll still need to implement traditional cybersecurity measures, such as antivirus software and a firewall. Nonetheless, adding intrusion chassis detection to your business’s overall cybersecurity strategy can help you achieve a more secure workplace that’s better protected against threats.