Tales From The Testing Crypt: Physical Penetration Testing

Recorded Wednesday – March 11, 2020 – 2 p.m. CT

Cyber attackers are rising to the occasion – Although your data and crown-jewel-assets may be protected electronically with your security tools, the story might be quite different on your physical premises.

Join Michael and Phil for four lively stories about Phil's physical pen testing projects for enterprise. You might be surprised by how far the deception goes...

In this webinar, we'll cover...

  • What physical penetration testing is and what it entails.

  • 4 stories that reveal the pitfalls (and successes) of organizations' physical security postures.

  • What we learned from these projects and what you can learn from them as well.

Whether you're interested in testing your organization's posture or in implementing controls at your physical premises, these stories will give you better insight into an area of cybersecurity often overlooked.


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Michael Smith, Senior Manager of Technology Services, is a proactive problem solver and strong advocate for continued growth and education. He thrives in the complex and constantly changing landscape of cybersecurity. In his seasoned career in cybersecurity, Michael’s expertise has been enlisted across multiple verticals and challenges including strategic planning, policy development, governance and vulnerability management. Michael holds a Masters in Information Assurance and several certificates including his CISSP. He’s a proud board member of CircleCityCon, an information security conference he helped found.


Phil Grimes, Director of TradeCraft Labs, uses his extensive knowledge of the digital world (and how to break it) to deliver comprehensive security assessments and penetration services. With hands-on experience dismantling systems and identifying weaknesses in application, physical, digital and mobile security, Phil is a valuable ally for domestic and global organizations. A sought after speaker, Phil has shared his expertise with OWASP and ISSA as well as at several security and technology conferences.