What is Physical Penetration testing ?

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Physical penetration testing reveal how a malignant actor can access your location physically; these sorts of tests assist prevent vulnerability. Organizations with significant assets on their systems should verify whether they are attentive to and prevent illegal access through physical security checks.

AcstraSecure pen test team carries out a physical security assessment from an attacker’s viewpoint to evaluate if physical penetration is possible. The test exposes the physical security controls and operations of your company with a comprehensive and risk assessment. This analysis closely highlights the measures taken by an attacker to bypass physical controls and get sensitive data or access critical areas of your facility while all approaches are non- destructive. This assessment starts with a thorough search of open-source intelligence to collect evidence to justify the pretext and identify potential approaches. When our specialists are at the target area, they perform close target recognition, which identifies potential physical, technological, and administrative vulnerabilities.

 Finally, AcstraSecure pen test team takes advantages of these vulnerabilities to break the perimeter and infiltrate the target facility.

Benefits of performing AcstraSecure Physical penetration test

While many businesses do an outstanding job of securing their network and apps against the possibility of a virtual cyber-attack, many businesses overlook the risk of a physical attack on their facilities. Bypassing door locks, stealing devices, or employing social engineering to persuade an employee to let them inside a server room are all examples of physical threats that might be simulated.

No cybersecurity professional can claim to provide true information security or effective security controls without strong physical security, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. AcstraSecure Security’s physical penetration test experts know exactly how bad actors gain physical access to sensitive, secured areas. They apply their knowledge to provide recommendations for bettering access controls and, as a result, overall security posture.

AcstraSecure’s Physical Penetration Testing Services will provide you with two major advantages:

  • Identify weak physical barriers: AcstraSecure Security’s security evaluation will reveal physical security flaws such as holes in fences, doors that are incorrectly hung, and procedures that aren’t followed.
  • Recognize the risks: As part of the vulnerability assessment, AcstraSecure Security will conduct simulated attacks on physical barriers, giving you a sense of the type of harm that any security flaws may do. Companies can prioritize repair activities once they know the extent of potential damage.

AcstraSecure Security will make recommendations for improvements to an organization’s entire security programme. The processes, alarm and access systems, and physical barriers that safeguard the sensitive information stored at your physical site will all be tested as part of an AcstraSecure Security Physical Penetration Test.

Penetration testing possibilities

AcstraSecure security penetration test solution

The physical pen testing solution from AcstraSecure Security uncovers real-world vulnerabilities in physical barriers and support systems to safeguard staff, sensitive information, and costly gear. Simulated assaults are made by physical pen test specialists that imitate the measures thieves may take to access critical equipment, data centres or sensitive information unlicensed. Some of the barriers tested might include doors and locks, closed doors, intrusion alarms or even security guards and others. An AcstraSecure ethical hacker may use social engineering methods to persuade well-intentioned workers to give them access to a building they shouldn’t have. They may even get entry to a conference room in order to obtain credentials, access badges, or material that has been left unattended.

Security experts at AcstraSecure know exactly how hackers may enter both computer systems and buildings. A security adviser may use any of these approaches, during a physical penetration test, to obtain access to the specific places and to detect damages which could be caused after that approach has been achieved. A safety adviser takes photos of:

Bypass Door

AcstraSecure Security may clone a badge, utilize readily accessible master keys, or use specific equipment on incorrectly mounted doors to gain entry if the facility has an electronic key or combination lock. If doors or windows are propped open or unlocked, they might be used as a simple way to obtain entrance.

Bypass Physical barriers

If a place includes fencing, gates, or other physical obstacles, AcstraSecure Security can use publicly accessible ways to climb the fence, leverage holes in the fencing, or bypass gate controls.

Identify ways to steal information

Once AcstraSecure Security has acquired access to a site, the penetration tester will look for ways to get access to confidential or sensitive data. Unattended computers with ongoing sessions, abandoned access cards, computer displays with secret data facing public areas, or sensitive information in the garbage are all examples of this.

Note that AcstraSecure Security does not remove equipment; instead, they will snap a photo as proof of any potential harm.

Network jacks in public areas

In order to discover possible threat, the security engineer might endeavour, through the network jackets, to connect to the corporate network (i.e. conference rooms, breaking rooms).

Gain access to sensitive areas

The physical security specialist from AcstraSecure Security may seek to get access to important parts of a facility, such as server rooms, executive offices, or other designated places. If a bad actor gained access to this room, the machines might be simply disabled. They might potentially steal data or spread a virus by using unsupervised devices.

Social Engineering

Social engineering tactics can be used to obtain access to a site with a justification for manipulating personnel and persuading them for accessing the building or sensitive information or places.


In most businesses money is spent or resources are allocated to secure their network against cyber-attacks. However, physical safety as a starting point for hostile actors is routinely ignored. By conducting physical penetration tests, businesses may disclose their physical safety flaws while showing how easy it could be to have physical access to systems for an attacker. Social engineering should be given special attention since it is the most often used and successful assault tactic because it challenges your employees’ capacity to follow normal operating procedures. Finally, recording discoveries identifies flaws that may be exploited and sets the groundwork for developing a repair strategy, which could include physical security measures or staff awareness training.

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