Physical Security Workshop

1 day

This course is aimed at development team members who will be involved in a physical security work.

Steve Weingart, BSEE, CISA, Texas PI; has worked in security and cryptography for over 25 years since he joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in the 1980's. He was on the panel that was convened by NIST to write FIPS 140-1 and was the lead hardware and physical security engineer for IBM's 4758, the first FIPS 140-1 security level 4 device validated. Steve has since worked as a developer, tester and consultant on dozens of FIPS 140, security and cryptography related projects. He currently is a Principal Consultant at atsec where he performs standards testing, training and consulting for FIPS 140 and other security standards.

Basic knowledge of FIPS 140-2 standard, a working knowledge of cryptography and supporting functions such as key management is helpful.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction and Definition of Physical Security
  • Types and Levels of Physical Security related to FIPS
  • Physical Security Attack and Defense Mechanisms
  • Caveats, Pitfalls and Tips from Real Life Experiences
  • Discussion

If you have any questions about the course, please contact

Andreas Fabis
(512) 615-7317

November 4-6 2015, Washington, DC