Each year companies spend thousands of dollars on sophisticated security systems to ensure their secrets stay safe. Physical security flaws can be found everywhere from razor-wire fences to RFID cards if you know where to look. Harry Regan and Valerie Thomas have performed physical security assessments across the country from Federal buildings to ICS/SCADA locations and beyond. Join them for an hour of war stories, do’s and don’ts of physical penetration security, vulnerability trends and prevention basics.
- Physical security vulnerabilities and solutions
- RFID security vulnerabilities and solutions
- ICS/SCADA security
About Valerie Thomas
Valerie Thomas is an executive consultant for Securicon LLC that specializes in social engineering and physical penetration testing. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, Thomas led information security assessments for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) before joining private industry. Throughout her career, Thomas has conducted penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, compliance audits and technical security training for executives, developers and other security professionals. Additionally, she has presented at multiple BSides events, Derbycon, Blackhat, Defcon, HackMiami and several other conferences.
About Harry Regan
Harry Regan, CISSP, CISM, PSP, is VP of security consulting services for Securicon, LLC, a company specializing in security services for critical infrastructure and regulated industries. For nearly 40 years, Regan has worked in areas of technology, security and privacy, holding senior positions and participating with a dozen new technology companies. Regan has worked in commercial, federal and defense arenas in executive, senior technical staff and consulting roles. He has extensive experience with threat and vulnerability assessments, technology countermeasures, system control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, building and industrial infrastructure protection and security/privacy program management. He received a bachelor of arts in economics from Catholic University and a master of science in information technology and operations research from American University, and has been a prolific speaker of a number of security topics including featured interviews on CNN and NBC regarding the operability and effectiveness biometrics and other security technologies.