Exploiting the Physical Plane:
The importance of physical security is often understated, even though it forms an integral component of a comprehensive security strategy. This presentation aims to bridge this gap by shedding light on physical intrusion techniques and tools used by red teams, and how these can be mitigated to uplift an organization's security posture.
This talk aims to cover at a high level the various techniques used by red teams to test and improve an organization's physical security measures. I will cover a range of topics from lock picking, door bypass, access control system hacking, and social engineering. In addition, the session will explore the tools used to facilitate these intrusions, providing an insight into a red team operator's toolkit.
Austyn is a seasoned IT and cybersecurity professional, currently serving as the Managing Consultant of the Offensive Security Services team at Tesserent, Australia's largest listed cybersecurity company.
He has had the privilege to work with several of Australia's most prominent banks and insurers, as well as companies across a diverse range of industries. In his various roles, Austyn has performed extensive penetration testing on web, mobile, and thick applications, conducted security assessments of code and system configurations, and has led red/purple team exercises.
With a passion for cybersecurity best practices, he seeks to collaborate with organisations, contributing his expertise to create safer digital environments. His goal is to work alongside teams to navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity, leveraging his skills for the benefit of the broader community.