Physical Penetration Testing

A physical penetration aims to assess all the physical aspects of security controls. These include evaluating locks, fences, security guards, cameras, and other security measures. During a physical penetration test, there are attempts to thwart these controls to gain physical access to restricted areas, identify sensitive data, and gain entry to a network.


Benefits of performing Physical Penetration Tests


Expose weak physical barriers

 A Physical Penetration Test will expose physical security vulnerabilities such as gaps in fencing, doors that are not installed properly, or procedures that are not followed.


Understand the risks

Our ESKA experts will perform simulated attacks against physical barriers, showing the damage that security weaknesses could leave your business exposed to. When companies know the threats they face, they can prioritize measures for remediation.


Be compliant

Noted regulations and certifications, such as GLBA, PCI DSS, SOC2, and ISO-27001, recommend different types of penetration testing. These include physical penetration testing for all types of organizations. In order to stay compliant and not lose your credentials, your entity should consider performing adequate physical penetration tests.

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Gain the confidence of your customers

Physical penetration testing involves simulating realistic hacking and infiltration attempts. It acts as a mirror that showcases what damages you might have to face if you fail to have adequate physical safety tactics in place.

Protection of your organization’s assets

Having relevant security strategies related to both physical and virtual defenses is vital to retaining the trust of your clientele. The present-day frequency of cyber-attacks has led to increased apprehensions about trusting service providers. A business can amplify its cyber-security and physical preparedness with methods like Physical Penetration Testing.

Why do you need Physical Penetration Testing?

A Physical Penetration Test assesses your organization’s vulnerabilities to physical break-ins. Physical threats that can be simulated include bypassing door locks, stealing devices, or using social engineering to convince employees, for instance, to allow entry into a server room. The main idea of Physical Penetration Testing is to identify your weaknesses in security through simulation and assist in rectifying flaws so that they don’t cause you any issues in the future. It can also be used to determine the level of your physical controls and the security awareness of the staff. This can help you identify measures to be taken for improvement.

Physical Penetration Testing methods

Physical penetration testing methodology involves test cases based on certain contextual and environmental elements as well as the scope of an operation. It could be different for each project. There could be an incident of tailgating into a facility at one location and lock picking at another.

    Lock picking
    Tailgating into a facility
    RFID Cloning
    Social engineering client’s employees

    Interception of electromagnetic wave
    Shoulder surfing
    Dodging sensors and security cameras
    Access Control Bypass

Why do you need to choose ESKA for your pentest? 

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We have 8+ years of experience in the Cybersecurity market.


We have certified experts who are ready for the most difficult challenges.


We are trusted by more than 200 companies (including Governments and international corporations).

Up to date

We always discover the cyber security market and use the most modern technics and tools.

Team work

We are the team and we always work shoulder to shoulder that's why we are flexible and scalable.


ESKA that's not just a contractor it is your partner, that's why we are always ready to help in the future. If it's needed we can provide a developer who can fix your vulnerability. We always focused on the relationships and on the customer success!


We don't provide just a report with an incomprehensible list of issues. We always manual check the vulnerability and explain in what way and how to close it, give road map and recommendations.


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Workflow how our white hackers work

A penetration test is usually roughly divided into five phases:

Phases 2 - 4 are usually repeated several times.The actual penetration test usually begins with a tool-based scan of the network.

Methodologies we use

  • Stage 1. Preparation

    Research of all artifacts and resources related to the customer (domain names, IPs, 3d party resources) including from Darknet.Сoordination of test objectives, scope, test methods, and devices.

  • Stage 2. Scanning phase

    At this stage, we are looking for open paths to computers and resources. The system is "touched" for the first time. Here we are attempting to obtain information from different sources.

  • Stage 3. Enumeration

    This phase often runs at the same time as stage 2. Its goal is to get real, useful information through the security check. To carry out the attacks successfully, it is necessary to obtain the most accurate information possible about the system. At this stage, we search for suitable exploits, conduct detailed network analysis, hash cracking, and coordinate further attacks.

  • Stage 4. Exploit phase

    The vulnerabilities found must now be exploited to carry out real attacks on the system. In this way, existing security gaps and weak points are revealed. Here we conduct the verification tests (exploitation of vulnerabilities, circumvention of security measures and active intrusion, man-in-the-middle attacks, post-exploitation, etc.)
    Then we repeat levels 2 to 4.

  • Stage 5. Evaluation and reporting

    To be able to realistically assess the actual security situation, a detailed and comprehensive report is necessary. Management can derive appropriate measures from the management reports to achieve proper IT security. During the final analysis, we evaluate and document the results, make the summary and presentation, and listing of weak points, and give recommendations for countermeasures.

  • Stage 6. Post-implementation review

    We will provide specific recommendations for your further actions required and support you in their implementation if needed. We will check all corrections and improvements to make sure that our recommendations work in right way.

What do you get in the result?

How secure computer systems and networks are can only be found out through realistic IT penetration tests, which reveal all possible gaps. After we complete a penetration test, we would uncover your security gaps before the hackers get to exploit them. As a result:

    You will receive an assessment of the vulnerabilities found according to their risk.
    IT security would be either increased or confirmed – from a technical and organizational point of view.

We will discuss specific recommendations for your further actions required and support you in the further procedure even after the review.


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