The term Internet of Things is 16 years old. But the actual idea of connected devices had been around longer, at least since the 70s, but since Mirai Botnet attack in 2016 the concern about these devices security has grown rapidly especially since it took a big part of our lives.
What is IOT Penetration testing?
The IOT penetration testing goes beyond basic analysis to consider the whole ecosystem of the IoT technology, covering every segment and how each impacts the security of the whole. This service in SMT includes the IoT mobile application, cloud APIs, communication and protocols, and embedded hardware and firmware
When does IOT Penetration testing is applicable?
Internet of Things penetration test should be performed for any device that will be connected to a network under normal use. From cameras to toothbrushes. Connected devices are actively being targeted by threat actors aiming to:
- Build botnets
- Serve malicious or illegally obtained software
- Compromise individual and corporate privacy
- Details of the motivations and goals for the relevant threats
IOT Penetration testing is important, Why?
It is expected that by the end of 2021, 20 billion IoT devices will be connected to the internet, this makes it a very rich area for the hackers to take advantage of, So SMT IOT penetration testing service raises the need to test how secure are the devices you are using or making.
The Output of an IoT Penetration Test?
After the SMT IOT penetration test is done you will receive a technical report, which provides in-depth technical detail for each finding, including relevant and actionable remedial advice. Of course, the engagement doesn’t stop there. SMT always encourages a debrief to ensure full comprehension has been achieved. It’s an opportunity to ask absolutely any questions at all. After the debrief, you are welcome to stay in touch with SMT and receive top-quality security advice.
Why to choose SMT?
During IoT penetration testing, We, SMT are testing an IoT product’s security posture.
Is information secured in storage and in transit?
Could the IoT device be forced into completing tasks it shouldn’t?
Could the IoT device be bypassed?
Could authentication requirements be bypassed?
What vulnerabilities could be abused?
We put IoT technology through multiple types of tests in hope of revealing any security vulnerabilities that might exist.
And of course we follow owasp’s IOT top 10 vulnerabilities during our testing:
- Weak, Easily Guessable, or Hard Coded Passwords
- Insecure Network Services
- Insecure Ecosystem Interfaces
- Lack of Secure Update Mechanism
- Use of Insecure or Outdated Components
- Insufficient Privacy Protection
- Insecure Data Transfer and Storage
- Lack of Device Management
- Insecure Default Settings
- Lack of Physical Hardening