Bluetooth security controls

Within BSAM, controls are the technical checks that must be carried out to assess, from a security standpoint, a device with Bluetooth capabilities.

Excluding the initial information gathering section, the security controls have been grouped into 6 blocks according to the standard operation of the Bluetooth protocol.

All controls are categorized according to whether they affect Bluetooth Classic (BR/EDR) or Bluetooth LE (BLE).

Table of contents

  • Information gathering - Information gathering in Bluetooth device components
  • Discovery - Security in the Bluetooth discovery process
  • Pairing - Security in the Bluetooth pairing process
  • Authentication - Security in the Bluetooth authentication process
  • Encryption - Security in encryption of Bluetooth communications
  • Services - Security in Bluetooth services
  • Application - Bluetooth application layer security