While many businesses do an excellent job of protecting their network and applications against the threat of a virtual cyber attack, many organizations don't consider the risk associated with a possible physical attack on their locations. Physical threats that could be simulated include bypassing door locks, stealing devices, or using social engineering to convince an employee to let them inside a server room.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, without strong physical security, no cybersecurity professionals can claim to provide true information security or effective security controls. RedTeam Security's physical penetration test experts know exactly how bad actors gain physical access to sensitive, secured areas. They use this experience to provide recommendations to improve access controls and, therefore, overall security posture.
You will realize two main benefits from Red Team's Physical Penetration Testing Services:
RedTeam Security will provide remediation suggestions that will improve an organization's overall security program. A RedTeam Security Physical Penetration Test will expand your security awareness program to include testing the procedures, alarm and access systems, and physical barriers that protect the sensitive information located at your physical location.
RedTeam Security's physical pen testing solution uncovers real-world vulnerabilities in the physical barriers and the systems that support them, meant to protect employees, sensitive information, and expensive hardware. Physical pen test specialists create simulated attacks that mimic the actions that criminals might take to gain unauthorized access to sensitive equipment, data centers, or sensitive information. Some of the tested barriers might include doors and locks, fences, intrusion alarms, or even security guards and other employees. A RedTeam ethical hacker may leverage social engineering techniques to convince well-intentioned employees to provide them building access that they should not have. They might even gain access to a meeting room and pick up credentials, access badges, or information left unattended.
RedTeam Security teams know precisely how criminals might gain access to both computer systems and buildings. A security consultant may rely upon any or all these methods to gain access to the specified locations during a physical penetration test and to identify damage that could be done once that access is gained. A security consultant will take photos of:
Learn more about RedTeam Security's Physical Penetration Testing Methodology.
A RedTeam Security Physical Physical Penetration Test Report provides detailed, actionable information to help improve physical security controls and the overall security posture of an organization. The report will include:
This information will provide a roadmap for the next steps to reduce risk.
While businesses have focused upon securing networks, apps, and computers against online attacks, 42 percent of security professionals say that they're very concerned about physical threats that could range from an attacker kicking in a door to simply convincing a credentialed employee to let them in. The most robust online security systems will not protect businesses against these kinds of physical or hybrid attacks.
As just one example, a study found at least 74,000 data breaches involved simply stealing a laptop or other device from an employee, contractor, or other stakeholders. Of course, the companies lost more than laptops or phones; they also lost data and credentials.
For another example, criminals have left infected USB drives in parking lots for unsuspecting employees to retrieve and insert in-network slots. This happened at a secure U.S. Army base in the Middle East. The virus spread through both unsecured and secured systems in multiple countries.
Physical penetration testing provides your organization with a chance to uncover and remediate any physical security vulnerabilities. Get started by scheduling an appointment to discuss concerns with a RedTeam Security consultant online or calling 612-234-7848. RedTeam Security can also provide security teams to provide network, application, and online social engineering attacks.