Often, organizations spend large amounts of capital installing, configuring, and maintaining physical security, but fail to ever test their effectiveness. Silent Break Security’s physical security assessment not only attempts to circumvent targeted physical security controls, but also provides a comprehensive checklist of other potentials weaknesses an attacker could expose to access the cardholder data environment or other sensitive areas. The end result of the physical security assessment provides a list of potential areas of physical security weakness from an attacker’s perspective, and corresponding remediation action items.

Physical attacks exploit the vulnerabilities within a company’s physical controls. Silent Break Security professionals employ a variety of these physical attacks to gain unauthorized access to sensitive areas.

Forms of Physical Security
Car barriers
Door locks
Piggy backing (or tailgating)
Bypassing access controls
Guard posts/patrols
Mechanical (gates, doors, locks, etc.)
Electronic (key cards, RFID, proximity, biometrics, etc.)

Surveillance/Monitoring Techniques (e.g. Cameras/CCTV)
Intrusion Detection/Motion Sensors

Visual and Audio Deterrents
Security Lighting

Office/desktop security

Physical Penetration Tests find and exploit the vulnerabilities within a company’s physical controls and barriers. Penetration Tests include lock picking doors, hopping fences, piggy backing, bypassing physical access controls, or social engineering; A Physical Security Test is a non-invasive, comprehensive assessment of all the Physical Security controls in place at a facility or location. Depending on client objectives and request for verification, we may employ various Physical Penetration Testing techniques aligned with the desired objectives. Physical Security Attack & Penetration Tests should be conducted on high value facilities and locations annually.

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