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Dimkov, T. and Pieters, W. and Hartel, P.H. (2009) Two methodologies for physical penetration testing using social engineering. Technical Report TR-CTIT-09-48, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625

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During a penetration test on the physical security of an organization, if social engineering is used, 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 towards the organization, leading to
law suits and loss of productivity of the organization. This
paper proposes 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 are validated by a set of penetration tests we did in a period of two years.

Item Type:Internal Report (Technical Report)
Research Group:EWI-DIES: Distributed and Embedded Security, EWI-IS: Information Systems
Research Program:CTIT-ISTRICE: Integrated Security and Privacy in a Networked World
Research Project:VISPER: The VIrtual Security PERimeter for digital, physical, and organisational security
Uncontrolled Keywords:penetration testing, physical security, methodology,
social engineering, research ethics
ID Code:17043
Deposited On:22 December 2009
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