Lock expert shows how to defeat a secure lock at HITBSecConf2007 Dubai
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, March 04 - 2007 at 09:21
- PRESS RELEASE
Mechanical Lock Expert, Marc Weber Tobias will be in Dubai next month presenting a paper at the UAE's first deep-knowledge network security conference; HITBSecConf2007 - Dubai.
Marc has written five police textbooks and has lectured extensively on security, criminal investigations and interrogation techniques. He has also been one of the leading advocates for truth in advertising by lock manufacturers and thinks that there should be clear warnings so that the consumer understands the risks from certain forms of attack and the lack of protection that many locks offer. His paper at HITBSecConf2007 - Dubai is titled "Opened in Ten Seconds: The Insecurity of Mechanical Locks" and discusses the compromise of mechanical pin tumbler locks and how their weaknesses can affect the security of almost every physical facility.
"Lock manufacturers have not been advising their customers of the inherent risks that present serious security issues that can threaten the safety and security of every person that relies on their locks. Many mechanical pin tumbler locks are inherently insecure and can be opened in seconds with little skill, training or tools.
Anyone that has the responsibility for physical security must understand the primary methods to covertly attack mechanical cylinders and what constitutes a true high security lock. It is also critically important for IT professionals to understand physical security issues because locks protect their entire infrastructure."
Tobias "Some high security lock manufacturers" claim that their products are immune to bumping and other forms of covert entry techniques. "They either do not know the vulnerabilities of their products or are misrepresenting the capability to compromise their cylinders." Tobias acknowledges that even some cylinders that carry high security ratings by standards organizations may not be as secure as their buyers might believe.
"This will be the first time that we're having a physical-security presentation at our conference and we're happy to have one of the world's leading experts in this field speaking at our event", said Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Hack in The Box.
"We hope that members from the police and law enforcement not only in Dubai but in and around the GCC will take this opportunity to come and meet with Marc and learn more about these real world security issues first hand", said Kannabhiran.
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