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RE: pentest physical security
From: "Levenglick, Jeff" <JLevenglick () fhlbatl com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:59:47 -0400

If you do have the experience, then based on your email they asked about
Pen testing the physical security system. So, you need to focus on:

Cameras - inside/outside. Can they be moved? blind spots? Who looks at
them and how? (ie: all the time or just once in a while) Are they being
written to tape?

If someone is watching the camera - Can you call and distract them?

How well are the cameras in the dark? (ie: outside - do they function
well in the dark. Inside - if a few lights blew, will the camera still
work)

Gates - can someone move or climb them? Are the cameras trained on them.
If there is a keypad on the gate- can someone read the numbers while a
person is keying them in? (ie: you hide out of site with a
camera/binoculars and read the numbers that someone is typing in)

Are the gates tied in to anything? Ie: a computer records entry/exit ids
and times.

Guards - how many? Do they cover each other or is there a gap.

Doors/elevator - secure floors or all floors open?

Stairs - open to every floor or locked?

Server room - secure or open...ect...

Hubs/switches on floors - open/secure. Can anybody connect something to
the hub/switch or do they have port security on?

Anything wireless? 






-----Original Message-----
From: scott [mailto:redhowlingwolves () bellsouth net] 
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 12:49 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: pentest physical security

Hi,all.
Okay,I've been contacted about pentesting physical security system for 
a  medium size company that is integrating IT & physical 
security,ie;cameras,id gates,etc.
I'm not exactly sure where to start,other than the 
obvious;passwords,permissions,etc.
Anyone have good ideas to help with this one?
Thanks in advance, Scott


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