Nick Charlton

BCS Lecture Series: Physical Security in IT

This month’s lecture was delivered by Thomas Hackner, from the University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Upper Austria.

It was certainly an interesting talk, he covered the various standards (ISO 27001:2005), and pointed out a few case studies, and points often over looked. This was then followed up with a demonstration, and “practical” showing lock picking.


In Conclusion

Overall, it was a good talk. The examples showed where people often overlook potential security policies, and the relevance of physical penetration testing. On display where Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester’s Training Guide and Unauthorised Access: Physical Penetration Testing for IT Security Teams which should hopefully stir on my initial interest further.