PhysicalZone

Purpose

A PhysicalZone represents physical access to an area which contains a Host and/or Network. I.e. it represents a certain location, which implies that more than one location will yield in several PhysicalZones.

Connections

Object

Connection

Description

Function

Host

Physical Access

Connection to a Host denotes that an attacker connected to the zone can obtain physical access to the machine.

Increases the risk of UIAccess on the Host.

Network

Physical Access

A connection to a Network denotes that an attacker has direct physical access to the network.

A Physical Zone connected to a network can lead to Compromise by physical access.

Keystore

Credential storage

A connection to a Keystore object denotes that the Keystore is located in the PhysicalZone

Attack Steps and Defenses

Attack Step

Description

Leads to

Compromise

The possibility for the attacker to walk up to/reach (and attack Hosts and Networks in) this PhysicalZone.

Host: PhysicalAccess
Host: USBAccess
Network: Compromise
Host: AccessControl.Access

Defense

Description

Default

None

There are no defenses associated with the PhysicalZone object.

n/a


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