Open the fortress: a new proposal for public access workstation security
Information technology and libraries
Gencarelle, Darshan~Matson, Linda
Copyright (c) 2000 Library Information and Technology Association
Abstract: As computer use increases, library staff spend increasing amounts of time cleaning hard disks of saved files, reloading browser bookmark files, and troubleshooting overwritten files and applications. This article evaluates the two most common methods for securing public access workstations: using security software and recopying the complete drive image. The authors propose a new solution for security, which avoids many of the problems the commonly used methods present. The method removes user-added files on reboot, as well as restores any user-altered or removed files. Instructions for set up using free software are included, along with web addresses for additional information.