4.3.2 Server room

Description

The server room primarily serves to accommodate a server, e.g. a LAN server, a Unix host computer or a server for a PBX facility. In addition, server-specific documentation, small numbers of data media, additional hardware (star coupler, logging printer, air conditioning system) may be kept in that room.

A server room is not occupied by regular staff; it is used only sporadically and for short-term assignments. However, it must be borne in mind that, on account of the accumulation of IT devices and data, significantly greater damage may be caused in a server room than, for instance, in an office room.

Threat Scenario

The following threats (T) are assumed as regards IT baseline protection of a server room:

Force Majeure:

Organisational Shortcomings:

Technical Failure:

Deliberate Acts:

Recommended Countermeasures (S)

For the implementation of IT baseline protection, selection of the required packages of safeguards ("modules") as described in chapters 2.3 and 2.4, is recommended.

In the following, the safeguard package for "Server Room" is set out:

Infrastructure:

Organisation:


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Last Update on 6 April 2000