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Two methodologies for physical penetration testing using social engineering

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Two methodologies for physical penetration testing using social engineering
Penetration tests on IT systems are sometimes coupled with physical penetration tests and social engineering. In physical penetration tests where social engineering is allowed, the penetration tester directly interacts with the employees. These interactions are usually based on deception and if not done properly can upset the employees, violate their privacy or damage their trust toward the organization and might lead to law suits and loss of productivity. We propose two methodologies for performing a physical penetration test where the goal is to gain an asset using social engineering. These methodologies aim to reduce the impact of the penetration test on the employees. The methodologies have been validated by a set of penetration tests performed over a period of two years.
Trajce Dimkov, Wolter Pieters, Pieter H. Hartel
Added 10 Feb 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ACSAC
Authors Trajce Dimkov, Wolter Pieters, Pieter H. Hartel
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