Following the successful launch of Kisi Labs with its first product vision ‘Drone Guard’, Kisi Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based keyless access control and security management, has reported the launch of a new security card test to drive physical access innovation through exposing the vulnerability of key cards.
Anyone concerned about the security of their access card can send it to Kisi Labs to be tested for free. The original access card will be sent back to the user with a cloned or copied card and a report on how difficult it was for Kisi’s technicians to hack. Rather than hiring a security consultant or paying thousands of dollars for a penetration test, Kisi Labs aims to automate the process and offer this free service to as many people as possible.
Different options to test card security
Our goal is to make it easy and free to understand card security"
There are three free options to test cards. Users can locate their card model in Kisi’s card security hacking database to see if it’s already listed. The second option is for users to send the card type and model for Kisi to check against its database of known exploits or hacks, as well as what tools are typically enlisted to breach the card. The third option requires sending the card to Kisi Labs to be tested by a technician for a full diagnosis, complete with video proof of the process as well as a cloned or copied card sent along with the original.
Bernhard Mehl, Kisi’s Founder and CEO comments, “Our goal is to make it easy and free to understand card security, so that expensive physical penetration tests can focus on taking your security to the next level rather than doing your homework."
Awareness about card security
Mehl adds, "During our work with hundreds of security-sensitive companies we were surprised at how little awareness and knowledge there is surrounding card security. When we looked into the reason, we discovered that methods that should be available to everyone are buried under complicated penetration testing, which often costs thousands of dollars.”