Physical Security Assessment
Physical Penetration Testing
The process begins with a characterization of the facility including identification of critical assets. Guidance for defining a design basis threat is included, as well as for using the definition of the threat to estimate the likelihood of adversary attack at a specific facility. Once that’s determined, Lares® shows you an attacker’s ability to carry out physical attacks on your facility, including, but not limited to:
|Access system bypass
|Magnetic door brute forcing
|Alarm system avoidance
|Ventilation system entrance
|Badge system Compromise
|Access Card Cloning
|Converged Electronic & Physical Attacks
|Procurement of badge access
|Safe & Vault Access
Secure Site Review & Walkthrough
ISO, HIPAA, NIST, and various other security-compliance frameworks require security to be measured at the cyber and physical level. Oftentimes as cyber programs are developed, the integration of physical security systems, cameras, and building automation and control (BAC) systems are installed without appropriate testing. Lares’s secure-site review process takes an in-depth look at all physical security controls and protections to ensure they are performing at the highest level. Assessment reviews are performed to test the functionality of current controls and provide you with recommendations on elevating the protection, detection, and response to physical threats.
Alarm System Testing
While most commercial buildings have alarm systems, more than 50% of these systems are installed with testing/default functions still enabled. This leaves the business vulnerable to a number of bypass and identification techniques. Lares’s Physical Security Specialists will identify the alarm systems in use and conduct a real-world test of effectiveness to be sure your system is operating at its highest ability—and free of backdoors/bypasses that can allow an unsophisticated criminal access.
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures is the formal identifier for bug-sweeping or electronic counter-surveillance. Lares maintains a group of seasoned specialist engineers who are equipped with state-of-the-art, full-spectrum, electronic countermeasures equipment including the latest OSCOR, TALAN, and ORION detectors to search for all forms of transmitters and illicit intrusion devices. Several of our engineers are former U.S. government wiretapping technicians with many years of experience at countering such threats and are, therefore, qualified to advise on all types of information security together with methods to combat electronic eavesdropping.