Best place for a break-in? The front door

    Date19 Mar 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3704
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Daniel Lewkovitz has been known to resort to some fairly unorthodox measures to demonstrate security flaws. "One CIO was so sure I wouldn't get past his firewall he just about promised to eat his hat," Lewkovitz said. "I donned a . . . Daniel Lewkovitz has been known to resort to some fairly unorthodox measures to demonstrate security flaws. "One CIO was so sure I wouldn't get past his firewall he just about promised to eat his hat," Lewkovitz said. "I donned a suit and walked in through the front doors, in fact some of his staff even held the doors open for me, unplugged the box and asked what kind of sauce he wanted with his hat as I placed it on his desk."

    This attitude is probably a good one, because his role as senior information security consultant for IT service provider CMG requires him to break into IT systems considered unbreakable. And armed with a background in physical security, he emphasizes the importance of going beyond the firewall, encouraging companies to focus on the physical and procedural aspects of security as well as the technology.

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