Friday, July 17, 2009

Unattended entries

This issue was reported by Florian. It was taken at a university and shows an completely unattended entry to the internal heating system. 

So please, don't forget to define and enforce rules in your company that no entry to restricted areas should be left unattended. Neither for long nor for short time.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Next picture in locking practices

We've already commented on some locking alternatives, this picture is another one taken from Markus during his trip around the Hubertussee in Styria, Austria. I suppose that's pretty obvious, but to be sure "Guys, keeping the door closed with a wire doesn't mean that the door is locked". Nothing more to say, I guess - hardwired. 

Thank you for sending in the picture, Markus. :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The weakest lock

Some of you might know this picture from my presentations with Ali about physical security. It's all about the weakest link or the weakest lock. There are 2 to 3 refrigerators in every kitchen in the hostel in Hagenberg. You can see it in the next picture. All the students have their own box where they can place their drinks and food. The box can be locked with their key from their room. I can't remeber it exactly but I think it's a Winkhaus lock with some side-pins to add security to the lock. 

As you might have noticed, the Winkhaus lock is not the problem. There's a really easy to pick lock with just about 3 pins on the left side of the fridge that is protecting the whole refrigerator. While opening the boxes, of course non-destructive, could take a while, opening the door for all boxes together would be matter of seconds. Not the best situation for the students but good for our environment - you shouldn't keep the refrigerator open for too long anyway.