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Physical Penetration Testing For IT Security Teams

By Wil Allsopp

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Format: Paperback, 308 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 August 2009
The first guide to planning and performing a physical penetration test on your computer's security Most IT security teams concentrate on keeping networks and systems safe from attacks from the outside-but what if your attacker was on the inside? While nearly all IT teams perform a variety of network and application penetration testing procedures, an audit and test of the physical location has not been as prevalent. IT teams are now increasingly requesting physical penetration tests, but there is little available in terms of training. The goal of the test is to demonstrate any deficiencies in operating procedures concerning physical security. Featuring a Foreword written by world-renowned hacker Kevin D. Mitnick and lead author of The Art of Intrusion and The Art of Deception, this book is the first guide to planning and performing a physical penetration test. Inside, IT security expert Wil Allsopp guides you through the entire process from gathering intelligence, getting inside, dealing with threats, staying hidden (often in plain sight), and getting access to networks and data. * Teaches IT security teams how to break into their own facility in order to defend against such attacks, which is often overlooked by IT security teams but is of critical importance * Deals with intelligence gathering, such as getting access building blueprints and satellite imagery, hacking security cameras, planting bugs, and eavesdropping on security channels * Includes safeguards for consultants paid to probe facilities unbeknown to staff * Covers preparing the report and presenting it to management In order to defend data, you need to think like a thief-let Unauthorised Access show you how to get inside.

Table of Contents

Preface xi Acknowledgements xv Foreword xvii 1 The Basics of Physical Penetration Testing 1 What Do Penetration Testers Do? 2 Security Testing in the Real World 2 Legal and Procedural Issues 4 Know the Enemy 8 Engaging a Penetration Testing Team 9 Summary 10 2 Planning Your Physical Penetration Tests 11 Building the Operating Team 12 Project Planning and Workflow 15 Codes, Call Signs and Communication 26 Summary 28 3 Executing Tests 29 Common Paradigms for Conducting Tests 30 Conducting Site Exploration 31 Example Tactical Approaches 34 Mechanisms of Physical Security 36 Summary 50 4 An Introduction to Social Engineering Techniques 51 Introduction to Guerilla Psychology 53 Tactical Approaches to Social Engineering 61 Summary 66 5 Lock Picking 67 Lock Picking as a Hobby 68 Introduction to Lock Picking 72 Advanced Techniques 80 Attacking Other Mechanisms 82 Summary 86 6 Information Gathering 89 Dumpster Diving 90 Shoulder Surfing 99 Collecting Photographic Intelligence 102 Finding Information From Public Sources and the Internet 107 Electronic Surveillance 115 Covert Surveillance 117 Summary 119 7 Hacking Wireless Equipment 121 Wireless Networking Concepts 122 Introduction to Wireless Cryptography 125 Cracking Encryption 131 Attacking a Wireless Client 144 Mounting a Bluetooth Attack 150 Summary 153 8 Gathering the Right Equipment 155 The ``Get of Jail Free'' Card 155 Photography and Surveillance Equipment 157 Computer Equipment 159 Wireless Equipment 160 Global Positioning Systems 165 Lock Picking Tools 167 Forensics Equipment 169 Communications Equipment 170 Scanners 171 Summary 175 9 Tales from the Front Line 177 SCADA Raiders 177 Night Vision 187 Unauthorized Access 197 Summary 204 10 Introducing Security Policy Concepts 207 Physical Security 208 Protectively Marked or Classified GDI Material 213 Protective Markings in the Corporate World 216 Communications Security 218 Staff Background Checks 221 Data Destruction 223 Data Encryption 224 Outsourcing Risks 225 Incident Response Policies 226 Summary 228 11 Counter Intelligence 229 Understanding the Sources of Information Exposure 230 Social Engineering Attacks 235 Protecting Against Electronic Monitoring 239 Securing Refuse 240 Protecting Against Tailgating and Shoulder Surfing 241 Performing Penetration Testing 242 Baseline Physical Security 245 Summary 247 Appendix A: UK Law 249 Computer Misuse Act 249 Human Rights Act 251 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 252 Data Protection Act 253 Appendix B: US Law 255 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 255 Electronic Communications Privacy Act 256 SOX and HIPAA 257 Appendix C: EU Law 261 European Network and Information Security Agency 261 Data Protection Directive 263 Appendix D: Security Clearances 265 Clearance Procedures in the United Kingdom 266 Levels of Clearance in the United Kingdom 266 Levels of Clearance in the United States 268 Appendix E: Security Accreditations 271 Certified Information Systems Security Professional 271 Communication-Electronics Security Group CHECK 272 Global Information Assurance Certification 274 INFOSEC Assessment and Evaluation 275 Index 277

EAN: 9780470747612
ISBN: 0470747617
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Dimensions: 23.3 x 19.1 x 1.7 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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