InfraGard Pittsburgh Presents: 3D Printing and the Impact on Lock Security
Marc Tobias will be presenting at this meeting. 3D printing technology is now mainstream and is utilized in virtually every commercial, medical, manufacturing and research sector. It allows the rapid development and generation of almost any object and can be produced in a variety of materials from plastic to metal to rubber. The technology can also be deployed to compromise security systems involving locks and keys. Specifically, even inexpensive printers can replicate, duplicate, or create key blanks and keys for conventional and high security locks. This can place many facilities and critical infrastructure at risk from hackers, criminals, and terrorists. One of the primary tenets of high security lock certifications is key control. 3D printing can virtually eliminate the protections afforded by such standards and patents and render even the highest security locks to be vulnerable to covert attacks.
The presentation will provide a survey of the technology and how it can affect security and risk management. Several videos will provide an insight into software that is now available to generate keys to open a wide array of locks that are used in different venues that include critical infrastructure, financial institutions, government facilities, schools, commercial buildings and even private residences. The speaker will discuss the serious technical and legal implications that can have a significant impact upon facility security, including the compromise of master key systems by the rapid decoding of locks, duplication and replication of restricted and high security keys, and the generation of restricted blanks with inexpensive 3D printers or on-line print shops.
Date: December 5, 2017
Time: 9:30 to 12:00
Doors will open at 9:00 AM. Please arrive between 9:00 & 9:30 so we can start at 9:30 sharp. Light morning refreshments will be available. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact a Board Member.
Location: Monroeville Public Safety Training Center, 2465 Johnston Road, Monroeville, PA
The building we will be in is to the left.
Parking and Security: Registration is required for access to this meeting due to security procedures at the facility and space limitations. When you enter the gates for the complex, the training facility we are using is the building to the left. Ample parking is available behind the building on the right. The parking spots directly in front of the building on the left are reserved for handicap parking.
Attendees who participate in the full event will receive from InfraGard a certificate for 2 educational contact hours.
Presentation by Marc Tobias - 3D Printing and the Impact on Lock Security
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Marc Weber Tobias
Marc Weber Tobias is an Investigative Attorney and physical security specialist. For the past forty years he has worked investigations, both criminal and civil, for government agencies and private corporate clients. He also consults with many of the major lock manufacturers in the world and runs a security team that analyzes locks, safes, and security systems and determines how to compromise these locks in seconds, then works with their design engineers to remedy the vulnerabilities. Marc has written seven books and holds nine U.S. patents relating to lock bypass and design. He is a technical advisor to crime labs and law enforcement agencies, has lectured extensively throughout the world, and is developing a security engineering laboratory in Pittsburgh. He is a member of InfraGard and ASIS.
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