Complete Physical Security Course

4-day training – May 15-18, 2017

This course combines our Protective Security Analyst and Physical Security Pentesting courses:

Protective Security Analyst

Security needs are evolving faster than most companies can adapt. It is critical in today’s world to have an expert who can assess facilities and operations not only against today’s adversaries, but also recognize the threats of tomorrow.

This dynamic course is ideal for any individual who is tasked to make critical security decisions for their facilities. Our industry leading experts will teach you all the necessary components of a well layered physical defense system. You will learn how to make proper changes to existing systems or work with a design team to harden new spaces. This knowledge become the framework for your next evolution: where we teach you to examine a site and perform a comprehensive security assessment.

Students will learn to effectively evaluate:

Physical Barriers- Passive and Active Vehicle Barriers, Perimeter Fences, Pedestrian Gates
Defensive Lighting- Light Types, Motion Lights, Spacing of Lighting Devices
Doors- Construction Material, Proper Locking Hardware, Fail Points
External Intrusion Detection Systems- Fence Sensors, Volumetric Sensors, and Video Sensors
Internal Intrusion Detection Systems- Windows, Door, Wall, and Volumetric Sensors
CCTV Considerations- Location, Number, Types of Cameras.
Access Control- Access Control Personnel, Badging Procedures, Key Control, Anti Tailgating
Force Protection- Considerations for Armed and Unarmed Guard Forces
Standard Operating Procedures- Closeout Procedures, Asset Control, Adding and Terminating Employees
For all of the above you will be exposed to best practice standards and robust variety of adversarial methodologies used to compromise weak targets such as social engineering and the exploitation of weak employee culture. In depth case studies and practical hands on demonstrations will be utilized to solidify the acquisition of knowledge.

By the end of this course students will be very prepared to make educated and fiscally responsible security decisions not only for their respective organizations but also for themselves. Additionally these newly minted professionals will now be able to provide sound documentation that may substantially reduce insurance costs for their companies.

Physical Security Pentesting

From file cabinets to vault doors, we rely on locks to secure our world. In today’s digital world, this critical aspect of security is an often overlooked vector for attack. While frequently forgotten, it is no less critical than timely patches, appropriate password policies, and proper user permissions. You can have the most hardened servers and network but that doesn’t make the slightest difference if someone can gain direct access to a keyboard or, worse yet, march your hardware right out the door. Gone are the days where physical security and information security are separate disciplines. A thorough understanding of the vulnerabilities in common physical security systems, and how to exploit them, is an essential element in protecting ourselves, our information systems, and our property from harm.

This class is incredibly hands on. From the moment you enter the course you will have tools in your hand and are working to exploit various locking mechanisms. You will learn to recognize the vulnerabilities in existing hardware, how they are attacked, or sometimes even bypassed entirely. You’ll walk away with a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms and the tools and techniques used to manipulate them. Included in the cost of the course is a comprehensive set of high quality tools that you can use to practice at home and maintain the skills you’ll build in class.

Armed with the same knowledge as potential attackers, you can better secure your home or office, or help save the day when someone locks their keys inside.

Equipment: None required. Students will be issued:

A twelve-piece lockpicking toolkit with a varied blend of hooks, rakes, diamonds, and turning tools
A set of eight training and practice locks
Wafer lock tools and a sample wafer lock
A tubular lock pick
Door latch bypassing tools
A locksmith’s impressioning file
A pocket microscope & steel key gripper (also for impressioning)
A bypass tool for American Lock padlocks
A bypass tool for Adams Rite display cabinet locks
A multi-wheel combination lock decoder tool
Bump keys and a bump hammer
A polymer and steel lock mounting stand (for picking and impressioning)
A tactical pouch to contain it all when you leave the classroom and put your knowledge into action in the field!

Cost of class is includes $300 in materials, the cost for these materials is waived for the 4-day class. Materials included:

Robert Pingor is chief of The CORE Group’s Law Enforcement Division. Prior to that he founded Nomad Tactical Solutions. His policing and operations background was honed during his years at the National Security Agency where he served with distinction in four different specialty units.

Robert has extensive training in both the government and private sectors. He has instructed for the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the National Security Agency, the United States Air Force, the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, the National Defense University, and countless local law enforcement agencies. Additionally, he regularly conducts trainings for Black Hat, the SANS Institute, and other technical conferences. His work has been featured in Recoil Magazine and the web tv series The Sentinel.

Outside of work Robert volunteers for a variety of charities and non-profits. He runs the Future Blue Program, an organization dedicated to developing young people into competent law enforcement professionals, and he trains volunteers to fight childhood sex trafficking.