Physical penetration testing is a type of security assessment that involves attempting to gain unauthorised access to a physical location, system, or device. This can include attempting to bypass physical security measures such as locks, alarms, and surveillance systems, as well as social engineering techniques to trick employees into granting access. The advantages of physical penetration testing are numerous. First and foremost, it can identify vulnerabilities in physical security measures that might otherwise go unnoticed. By simulating an attack, physical penetration testers can uncover weaknesses that could be exploited by real attackers.
Overall, physical penetration testing is an essential component of any comprehensive security strategy. By identifying weaknesses and vulnerabilities, organisations can take steps to improve their physical security and reduce the risk of a costly security breach. GRC have carried out this type of penetration testing for clients over the years when a client is carrying out internal audits, going through procurement or updating contracts or budgets to see where their focus needs to be.