War Story: “The Key”Assessment Type: Covert Physical Security Assessment (Onsite)Target Type: Corporate Financial Institute Assessment Background When performing red team engagements that include physical and onsite social engineering components, our ability to piggyback/tailgate into target buildings and sensitive areas has an extremely high success rate. Walking in a confident manner and going through the motions of “badging in,” … More The Key
Assessment Type: Red Team (Onsite)Target Type: Corporate Healthcare Institute Assessment Background With a loose-fitting patterned tie, white button-up shirt, some gray slacks, and a fake badge draped around my neck (that I had made up and printed at the hotel earlier that morning during breakfast), I was dropped off at the target facility by a fellow consultant. … More War Story: Piggyback BBQ
We have several war stories like this and often share them as case studies during the presentations and training that Brent and I conduct. I am kicking off a series of regular War Stories that will be shared here! By sharing these stories, I hope to provide some legitimate examples of how we have been … More War Story: “Keyloggers and Coffee”
Tim Roberts and I had a great discussion with Patrick from the social engineering-focused Layer 8 Conference. Not long ago, I made a post on Twitter asking which topics, tools, techniques others might like to have me write a blog post about. There were some great responses, such as “what do you do when you’re … More Layer 8 Social Engineering Conference – Podcast
Who’s Your Hacker interviewed Tim and I regarding social engineering, penetration testing, red teaming, surveillance, and much more. There were great questions, and some great insight to what we do. 🙂 Thanks for having us on!
Thanks to Kilo23 Group for the interview with Tim and I! We covered quite a bit during this regarding covert entry tools, social engineering techniques, COVID-19 effects of the job, Tiger King, and much more.
Thanks to Blake and Low Voltage Nation for hosting Tim and I for a fireside chat. We discussed some of the nitty-gritty of what it means to be a security consultant, breaking into buildings, time and self management, and much more. There’s also an exclusive peak into what has been dubbed my “serial killer” closet. … More Podcast – Low Voltage Nation
In the wake of recent events with a physical security assessment, there are a few things that stand out… … More Why Project Scope Matters
Something that bothers me, and I often comment about during my presentations is the media’s portrayal of a “hacker”. Hackers are shown as someone wearing gloves and a ski mask on a computer. I know that this is for effect to show criminal activity, but the issue here is that these sort of ideas stick … More Spotting the Social Engineer
This has been an issue for several years and even as I scroll through my social media feeds, I still come across things like this: If you were to look at the comments at good ole Kermit’s request, you would see several selfies of people with their work ID’s draped clearly across their necks. “What … More Badges on Social Media
Recently, I performed a physical assessment against a large hospital. There are several gaps that were discovered, but I will not cover those in this post. With the high level of traffic in an environment like a hospital with many employee types, patients, vendors, volunteers, etc., it’s common for many people to be in/out of … More Physical Assessments Against Hospitals
As a pentester and former street magician, I have used distraction and trickery to divert the attention of a target, mostly through social engineering. This has helped me professionally and during parties. A 2014 article written by Kacey Henley lists some of the old fashioned short and long cons (albeit names vary) that still work … More 10 Classic Cons
Tim here. So, with consulting work comes travel. Over the years, I have traveled extensively and stayed in a variety of hotels and suites. Through this experience, I have noticed several issues with hotel (specifically room) security. In this blog, I am going to walk you through some of the consistent issues that I notice … More Hotel Room Security Or Lack Thereof
Here is a blog post Brent wrote recently for work regarding a social engineering / physical security assessment that I performed: https://www.solutionary.com/resource-center/blog/2016/02/social-engineering-assessment/