1. Planning and Reconnaissance: This initial phase involves a comprehensive understanding of your organization's physical environment. We gather detailed information about your facilities, including the layout, potential entry points, and existing security measures. This step is crucial for developing an effective testing strategy and identifying potential vulnerabilities.
2. Physical Intrusion Testing: In this phase, we simulate real-world intrusion attempts to evaluate your physical security infrastructure. We use a variety of techniques, including tailgating, lock picking, and testing of server rooms, wires, and cables. Our goal is to identify any loopholes that could be exploited by a real attacker. This hands-on approach allows us to understand the practical challenges and vulnerabilities that exist in your physical security controls.
3. Social Engineering: We perform social engineering tests to assess the awareness and behavior of your employees. This involves using deceptive tactics to extract sensitive information from your employees, such as shoulder surfing, where an attacker looks over an employee's shoulder to observe them typing their credentials. This step helps us understand the human factor vulnerabilities in your organization.
4. Access Control Testing: We test the effectiveness of your access control measures, including RFID tags, network jacks, and electromagnetic locks. This involves attempting to bypass these controls to gain unauthorized access to your facilities or network. This step helps us identify any weaknesses in your access control measures that could be exploited.
5. Reporting and Follow-up: After the testing phase, we provide a detailed report outlining our findings, including any vulnerabilities we identified and recommendations for improving your physical security. We also perform a follow-up assessment to ensure that the recommended remediation and mitigation steps have been accurately implemented. This step ensures that our recommendations are effectively implemented and that your physical security is improved.