Talk : Mechanical Locks Opening and Forensic Analysis

Non Destructive Entry techniques as lockpicking, bumping and so on are considered as undetectable since they do not damage the lock. Thus, they are the favorite techniques of so called spies, either governmental or industrial, master thieves and organized crime members.
In reality, the very nature of these techniques makes very small scratches inside the targeted locks. With the right knowledge, it is possible to find and identify those scratches.
In this presentation we will track those tiny traces, revealing if such attack has been even conducted or not, and even ascertain which specific technique and tools have been used during a particular attack.

The first part of this presentation will be focused on demonstrating a variety of quick and effective opening techniques, some of them barely known from the general public.
The second part will be focused on the research and recognition of the evidence traces left by the most common Non Destructive Entry techniques.

Security trainer for locksmiths, computer scientists and the military for 7 years, Alexandre is continuously developing tools and techniques to circumvent physical security devices. He recently formed a company specializing in physical pentesting and training. He has also co-authored the only French-book covering a wide variety of techniques to open locks covertly. In addition, he works as a Forensic Analyst looking for evidence of covert entry or identifying insurance fraud attemps.

Recent researches: Forensic locksmithing, RF technologies, electronic locks, dual-component keys, 3D modeling and printing complex keys, surreptitious techniques for opening locks, security seals.