Physical Security

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    • Physical Security: From Locks to Dox - Jess Hires
      • This talk is an introduction to Physical Penetration Testing. I briefly cover the Penetration Testing Methodology from a Physical Security perspective, but the talk is mostly oriented around the analysis and exploitation phases. Various attacks will be covered, from lock picking and bypass to safe cracking. No prior experience with lock picking or physical security is required, I will start with the basics and work up to advanced topics.
    • Physical Penetration Testing You Keep a Knockin But You Cant Come In Phil Grime
    • Home Insecurity: No Alarms, False Alarms, and SIGINT
      • The market share of home security systems has substantially increased as vendors incorporate more desirable features: intrusion detection, automation, wireless, and LCD touch panel controls. Wireless connectivity allows vendors to manufacture cheaper, more featureful products that require little to no home modification to install. Consumer win, since adding devices is easier. The result: an ostensibly more secure, convenient, and connected home for a larger number of citizens. Sadly, this hypothesis is flawed; the idea of covering a home with more security sensors does not translate into a more secure home. Additionally, the number of homes using these vulnerable systems is large, and the growth rate is increasing producing a even larger problem. In this paper, we will demonstrate a generalized approach for compromising three systems: ADT, the largest home security dealer in North America; Honeywell, one of the largest manufacturers of security devices; and Vivint, a top 5 security dealer. We will suppress alarms, create false alarms, and collect artifacts that facilitate tracking the movements of individuals in their homes
    • Defcon 19: DIY Non-Destructive-Entry

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