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Saturday, October 20 • 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Key Impression Contest

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Brian Martin will be teaching the basic theory and practice of key impressioning. The core of key impressioning is the use of a key blank to pick up the small marks/scratches left by the pin stacks when inserted into a lock and then using a small file to cut the appropriate bittings into the blank.  With enough practice and a good eye (and plenty of trial and error!), you can learn where and how deep to file the blank to open a particular lock based solely on the scratches left on the blank.  This technique takes a bit more work than the usual picking or bumping, but can result in persistent access to an otherwise secured location. 


Equipment Required (provided, or bring your own):  File, Key Blank, Pliers/Hand Vise


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Brian Martin

Brian Martin works for Digital Trust in Allentown, PA, a small INFOSEC | firm specializing in civil litigation eForensics and preservation, | OSINT, and the occasional penetration test and security assessment. | An avid prepper, Brian has taught dozens of people how to handle | firearms and emphasizes the 6P's in all things.  He thinks bio's are a | waste of time better spent minimizing tax profiles or practicing | locksport. | |

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Digital Trust LLC *GOLD*

Specializing in regulatory security compliance, we work to build, support, and enhance your new or existing information security and data assurance efforts. Regulatory Areas: HIPAA/HITECH Security & Privacy GLBA/SEC S&P (17 CFR 248) 21 CFR 11 Testing Systems Security Validation eDiscovery Support and/or Response Assistance Experienced in: Corporate access controls Risk Management using real figures, not... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2012 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Main Stage 600 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV, United States

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