For years, physical security in the enterprise has often taken a back seat to hardening against other forms of intrusion. Many common implementations of locks and access controls currently in use across most enterprise environments have core weaknesses that that are only amplified as the architecture is scaled up. The bigger the installation, the bigger the problem. From highly covert and devastating master key attacks to weaknesses in high-end electromechanical locks that are easily exploited, many buildings and installations are knee-deep in a problematic physical security situation without even realizing it. This talk will discuss some common and uncommon ways this happens, and provide key knowledge needed for identifying and mitigating the most dangerous risks.
Be sure to check out the lock-picking demo in the Rotunda/Overlook during Lunch on Wednesday!
About Babak Javadi
Babak Javadi is a hardware hacker with a wayward spirit. His first foray into the world of physical security was in the third grade, where he received detention for describing to another student in words alone how to disassemble the doorknob on the classroom door. After years of immersion in electronics and computer hardware hacking, he found his passion in the puzzling and mysterious world of high security locks and safes. After serving as a driving force within the locksport community for almost a decade and helping found the US division of The Open Organisation of Lockpickers, he has recently re-embraced the beauty of the baud and resumed hardware hacking with a vengeance. He currently serves as the President of the US group of The Open Organisation of Lockpickers (TOOOL) and is the founder of The CORE Group, a security research and consulting firm.
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