If you can breach a target's physical security, it opens up many opportunities for attack. Just a few of the things you could do include:
- Take pictures of restricted areas, proprietary devices, and internal vulnerabilities and defenses.
- Steal devices, documents, and electronic data.
- Access restricted systems.
- Plant malicious devices such as keystroke loggers and Raspberry Pis on the private network.
- Search for new targets.
Before you focus on specific physical attacks, it would help to understand what you may be up against. The following is a list of common physical security controls that might be in place on the target's premises:
- Door and hardware locks, both physical and electronic.
- Video surveillance cameras inside and outside of a building.
- Security guards stationed inside and outside of a building, or patrolling an area.
- Lighting that makes it easier to spot an intruder at night.
- Physical barriers like fences and gates.
- Alarms and motion sensors.