Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Performing Physical Security Practice Lab. In this module, you will be provided with the information needed to develop your knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Explain Physical Security Attacks Related to Facilities

After completing this lab, you will have covered the following topics:

  • Piggybacking/Tailgating
  • Fence Jumping
  • Dumpster Diving
  • Lock Picking
  • Lock Bypass
  • Egress Sensor

Exam Objectives

The following exam objective is covered in this lab:

  • PT0-001: 3.6 Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1- Explain Physical Security Attacks Related to Facilities

It is ironic that IT teams often believe that their only job is to protect the network and its systems. To do this, they will put in security controls to protect the network, systems, and devices. However, during this process, they forget to safeguard these from physical attacks. This ignorance could potentially cause severe security breaches.

Assume that a rogue user has gained access to a system on the network. This user was able to get inside the office as there were no proper security controls implemented. After gaining access to the system, the rogue user has the complete network opened to him and can perform several malicious tasks, such as installing a keylogger, copying confidential data, or running a utility in the background that will allow the user to access the system from a remote location. After performing any of these tasks, the user has access to the network and will not need to physically access the system anymore, as he would be able to control the system from a remote location.

Many organizations implement multiple levels of physical security controls, such as biometric locks, digital locks, cameras, and motion sensors. With the combination of multiple physical controls, physical security breaches can be prevented.

In this exercise, you will learn about physical security attacks related to facilities.

Learning Outcomes

This exercise covers the following:

  • Piggybacking/Tailgating
  • Fence Jumping
  • Dumpster Diving
  • Lock Picking
  • Lock Bypass
  • Egress Sensor

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