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The first guide to planning and performing a physicalpenetration test on your computer's security

Most IT security teams concentrate on keeping networks andsystems safe from attacks from the outside-but what if yourattacker was on the inside? While nearly all IT teams perform avariety of network and application penetration testing procedures,an audit and test of the physical location has not been asprevalent. IT teams are now increasingly requesting physicalpenetration tests, but there is little available in terms oftraining. The goal of the test is to demonstrate any deficienciesin 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 TheArt of Deception, this book is the first guide to planning andperforming a physical penetration test. Inside, IT security expertWil Allsopp guides you through the entire process from gatheringintelligence, getting inside, dealing with threats, staying hidden(often in plain sight), and getting access to networks anddata.

  • Teaches IT security teams how to break into their own facilityin order to defend against such attacks, which is often overlookedby IT security teams but is of critical importance
  • Deals with intelligence gathering, such as getting accessbuilding blueprints and satellite imagery, hacking securitycameras, planting bugs, and eavesdropping on security channels
  • Includes safeguards for consultants paid to probe facilitiesunbeknown to staff
  • Covers preparing the report and presenting it tomanagement

In order to defend data, you need to think like a thief-letUnauthorised Access show you how to get inside.

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