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Too often, Internet of Things (IoT) systems operate in inherently unsafe environments that are prone to attacks. Coalfire reviews and assesses your entire IoT ecosystem to assure that the devices and software solutions employed are secure from end to end.

Address growing security concerns of IoT deployments

By identifying vulnerabilities within IoT ecosystems, you can mitigate the risk of data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage. With expert-driven assessments of devices, communication protocols, and applications, our IoT and hardware penetration testing services provide actionable insights that help you safeguard sensitive data, ensure regulatory compliance, and maintain customer trust in an evolving threat landscape.

Ensure the security of your entire IoT environment

We comprehensively evaluate your ecosystem to uncover vulnerabilities and weaknesses that malicious actors could exploit. Our experts simulate real-world attack scenarios on devices, communication channels, applications, and cloud infrastructure to identify potential entry points and security gaps.

  • Device security assessment: We evaluate the security of your IoT devices, including hardware, firmware, and software, to identify potential vulnerabilities that could compromise data integrity.
  • Communication protocol testing: We analyze the security of communication protocols used between devices and servers, ensuring data is securely transmitted and vulnerabilities are addressed.
  • Cloud infrastructure evaluation: We evaluate the security of your cloud-based infrastructure, including authentication mechanisms and access controls, to prevent unauthorized breaches.
  • Network security testing: We assess the security of your network architecture to prevent unauthorized access and ensure data transmission remains confidential.
  • Data protection review: We analyze data handling processes to verify that sensitive information is encrypted during transmission, storage, and processing.
  • Compliance verification: We ensure that your IoT implementation aligns with relevant industry regulations and standards to maintain compliance.
  • Detailed reporting: We provide comprehensive reports that detail identified vulnerabilities, assess their potential impact, and offer actionable remediation.
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What can you expect from our IoT services?

Tailored solutions

Ensure vulnerabilities relevant to your environment are thoroughly assessed with services that are tailored to your industry, use cases, and technology stack.

Expert insights

Access specialized expertise from our skilled security professionals who understand the unique risks of IoT environments.

Hardware analysis

Identify potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses through an in-depth analysis of your device hardware and firmware.

Realistic attack simulations

Identify vulnerabilities and potential security weaknesses by replicating real-world attack scenarios.

Strategic recommendations

Receive actionable insights and guidance on mitigating vulnerabilities and enhancing your IoT security posture.

Ongoing partnership

Ensure long-term protection against emerging threats with an ongoing partnership that addresses your evolving security needs.

Frequently asked questions

What is IoT penetration testing?

IoT penetration testing is a security assessment conducted on Internet of Things (IoT) devices, networks, and applications to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors.

Why is IoT penetration testing important?

IoT devices are susceptible to cyber threats. Penetration testing helps uncover security flaws, prevents potential breaches, and ensures sensitive data remains secure.

What does IoT penetration testing involve?

IoT penetration testing involves simulating real-world attacks on IoT devices, communication channels, applications, and cloud infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and potential attack vectors.

What are the benefits of IoT penetration testing?

Benefits include risk reduction, data protection, compliance assurance, reputation preservation, and proactive identification of security flaws.

How often should IoT penetration testing be performed?

Regular testing is recommended, especially when deploying new devices or making significant changes to the IoT infrastructure. Annual or biannual testing is a common practice.

What types of vulnerabilities can IoT penetration testing uncover?

IoT penetration testing can uncover device vulnerabilities, insecure communication protocols, weak authentication, data leakage, and more.

Can't I rely on my device manufacturer's security measures?

Device manufacturers often prioritize functionality over security. Penetration testing provides an independent assessment of your specific IoT ecosystem.

Is compliance with industry standards assured through IoT penetration testing?

While penetration testing helps identify security gaps, it's only one aspect of compliance. The results can contribute to ensuring compliance with industry standards.

What happens after vulnerabilities are identified?

After identifying vulnerabilities, you'll receive a detailed report outlining potential risks and recommended remediation steps. It's crucial to address these vulnerabilities promptly.

Can IoT penetration testing cover all possible attack scenarios?

While Coalfire conducts a wide range of scenarios and performs exhaustive testing, there are no absolutes that guarantee “all possible attack scenarios” with information security. It’s important to address the most likely and high-impact attack vectors.

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