ESIT – Physical Security Red Team

Physical security describes security measures that are designed to deny unauthorised access to facilities, equipment and resources. It is designed to protect personnel and property from damage or harm (such as espionage, theft, or terrorist attacks).

Physical security involves the use of multiple layers of interdependent systems that can include CCTV surveillance, Security guards, protective barriers, locks, access control, intrusion detection, deterrent systems, fire protection, and other systems designed to protect persons and property.

It is all too easy to focus time and resources on security controls to safeguard your computer networks from cyber threats and neglect your organisation’s physical security. Physical security threats from attackers come in many shapes and forms. It’s not just a case of someone trying to break in using brute force. Attackers will look for weaknesses in your security systems, people and processes.

ESIT (Eclectic Security Infiltration Team) specialise in physically gaining entry into secure areas using common methods of reconnaissance and attack often deployed by seasoned attackers. Of course, we also utilise some less well known methods.

All our team have military backgrounds with a wide range of security skills. They’re highly trained and experienced in the techniques used by professional attackers to infiltrate secure environments and have also been fully trained as locksmiths. We specialise in non destructive entry techniques.

Our ESIT (Eclectic Security Infiltration Team) test the effectiveness of your current security measures security in real time, using common methods of reconnaissance and attack and provide a report highlighting where potential security breaches could occur, areas vulnerable to destructive entry techniques with recommendations to rectify.

This testing and report can save your business money, reputation and disruption before a malicious attacker can act.

ESIT will rigorously test the ability of an organisation’s existing security methods and review:

  • If alarms, CCTV, locked doors, windows and other access control points can be bypassed.
  • If areas of the facility are approachable without detection. (Blind spots with incorrectly installed CCTV is a common security issue at many establishments).
  • If Security policies are being adhered to after the facility has closed for the day.
  • Whether people who should not be in the building, are questioned on who they are, what they are doing and how they entered the facility.
  • If penetration of the facility is possible and if so, how much can be accessed. If we manage to enter, we will determine whether it is possible to access secure files or other assets which should be securely locked away.

Tests will be carried out at different times to give an accurate picture of the complete physical security system. Staff will be tested, especially any security personnel such as guards.

All too often the weakest aspect of security is the human element.

To find out more, book a 20-minute call without obligation.

Are you wanting to add ESIT to your security offering?

As well as offering our services to organisations across the country we also work with cyber security penetration testers who want to offer a professional physical security penetration test as part of their service.

Please contact us if you are a cyber penetration (Pen) tester or social engineer and would like to know more about ESIT or to discuss use of our services or working with us.