IoT Security Audits

IoT Security Audits

In Iot security audits, Tarlogic’s team of experts identify potential security flaws in all types of connected devices using any kind of technology: NFC, ZigBee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc…

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IoT Security Audit Objectives

The number of connected devices has increased substantially in recent years, from devices that process health data: smartwatches, scales or bracelets, to devices that handle home security such as electronic locks.

The widespread use of these devices has led to an increase on the attack surface exposed to malicious actors, both for the company that manages them and for the users who use them on a daily basis.

To assess the security status of these technologies, attacks are modeled depending on the specifications of the device and the data it manages.

The result of this IoT security audit effort will allow the client to know the security stance of its infrastructure including possible solutions to the problems found.

IoT Security Audits Benefits

The benefits of the execution of these tests include but are not limited to:

  • Knowing the potential security problems within the device, including open debug ports, or vulnerabilities in the rest of the components of the embedded operating system.

  • Understanding the security flaws in the device data flow: in the local connections through short-range networks, in its processing on company servers if any, as well as possible solutions at both technical and design levels.

  • Analysis of the security implications derived from the structure and technologies used by the IoT framework.

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Overview

IoT device security audits typically examine all exposed infrastructure that manages the device, including backend services, wireless connections to the device and ports exposed by the device.

First and foremost, the IoT device security audits typically examine all exposed infrastructure that interacts with the device including backend services, wireless connections and ports exposed by the device.

The second step of these audits is to look for vulnerabilities in the backend services that support the infrastructure, these vulnerabilities are very similar to other web services. It is particularly important to look at the type of data, especially if the devices work with sensitive information.

Finally, the ports exposed by the devices which are usually analyzed in case there is any kind of debug connection.