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Star rating system for the physical security profile of your computer

In how to enhance the physical security posture of your PC, five physical security features were identified in that article. Here’s a summary of those features:

  1. Enable BIOS password
  2. Password-protect the bootloader
  3. Full disk encryption
  4. Use strong passwords
  5. Implement password aging

From this list comes the following star-rating system:

  • 5-star Paranoid rating * * * * * – all five features are enabled
  • 4-star Ultra Secured rating * * * * – steps 2 to 5 are enabled
  • 3-star Secured rating * * * – steps 3 to 5 are enabled
  • 2-star Weakly Secured rating * * – only steps 4 and 5 are used
  • 1-star Insecure rating * – auto login feature is enabled
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Note that while this rating system is concerned with the physical security aspect, and not the network security aspect of your computer, some of the features in the list are not exclusive to physical security.

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  1. Great idea! Thanks, you have been a great help.

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