Ensuring the safety of your network against the threats, that may originate from IoT devices

The Internet of Things includes all the electrical devices, vehicles, and security devices that can connect to the internet for taking commands to operate. These devices are often made by different vendors using different techniques and methods. Ignoring their vulnerabilities can lead to severe havoc on your security.

IoT penetration testing is security testing used to test the insecurities posed by connecting IoT devices to the organisation’s network. It means conducting vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of all the IoT devices on the network. This ensures all the security flaws are identified and resolved. The connected devices are contributing to the growth of business and hence are being frequently targeted by the threat actors.

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How can IOT penetration testing help? 

The Center for Internet Security (CIS), recommends best practices for securing IT systems and data. Large organisations need to implement organizational CIS controls.


1. IoT devices have multiple interfaces making them vulnerable. Penetration testing can help in securing the input methods. 


2. Network infrastructure interconnecting to these devices is at the risk of exploitation. Automated tools and manual penetration testing methods should be utilised to secure network infrastructure and protocols. 


3. Scanning proprietary programs are important to secure the entire system architecture. 



How do we perform IoT penetration testing? 

Our team of experts helps you in strategically building and implementing an IoT ecosystem safe from threat actors. We use the most progressive penetration testing techniques to identify, evaluate and analyze vulnerabilities across the network ensuring the regulations and compliances. 


We follow the below testing methodologies- 

1. OWASP Testing Guide

2. NIST SP 800-115 Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment 

3. PCI DSS Information Supplement 

4. FedRAMP Penetration Test Guidance 

5. ISACA's How to Audit GDPR


Every organisation needs to build a comprehensive security defence strategy with governance by regulations and compliances. With the help of penetration testing, the business can get a deep insight into the risks and vulnerabilities to implement the best-suited defence system.   


How safe is your network with the IoT devices connected? We can help in securing your network as an IOT penetration testing and strategising partner leading to business growth. 

Why IoT Penetration Testing?

Secure Infrastructure

Identifying vulnerabilities and mitigating

Financial Security

Safe from the risk of losses due to cyber attacks

Ensure Business continuity

Removal of flaws and bugs ensuring 24*7 availability

Compliance Ready

Fulfilling the industrial compliance regulations

Maintain Trust

Better image and trust among clients and stakeholders

What Illume Offers
  • 1. Complete validation of components, codes, connectivity, communication, functions etc.
    2. Identifying the flaws and misconfiguration leading to vulnerabilities and mending them before mishaps.
    3. Securing the data flowing in the network.
    4. Reviewing the network conditions of load, stability and connectivity for better performance of the IoT devices
    5. A detailed IoT Penetration Testing report containing all the findings and associated remediation actions to eliminate the identified vulnerabilities or patch them to appropriate levels.
    6. Re-Assessment after the security patching is done by the internal team. Gives a complete picture of the issues being resolved and no new vulnerabilities exist.

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All the leading industries are engaging IoT devices to digitalise their functioning and improve efficiency. An IoT network is where devices, vehicles, buildings and other items integrate with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity which enables these objects to collect, exchange data and generally, communicate. Almost all industries are using IoT devices these days.
With the increased usage of IoT devices, the attack surface has grown much bigger. Hence organisations may face severe consequences if they ignore security. Frequent testing of the IoT infrastructure is very important for organisations to ensure their IoT devices do not result in more trouble than they are worth.
The IoT penetration testing aims at securing the organisation's IoT network as the primary objective. Some of the important goals are
1. Securing IOT networks from modern cyber threats.
2. Ensuring the security of the business-critical systems with proper solutions.
IoT penetration testing usually covers all the aspects of the IoT framework. The common forms of testing are
1. IoT device security testing
2. IoT network security testing
3. IoT cloud API security testing
4. IoT device application security testing
5. IoT device firmware security testing
Our IoT penetration methodology encompasses the following -
1. Scope defining - Determining the scope of the test as per the client's requirements.
2. Attack surface mapping - Defining the attack surface to be tested. Usually, it covers Firmware, software, applications, Embedded devices and Radio communications.
3. Vulnerability assessment and exploitation - Evaluating the vulnerabilities of different IoT device components. Once the evaluation is complete the team utilize the tactics and tools akin to actual adversaries to sabotage IoT security.
4. Documentation and reporting - The final stage is documenting all the findings and sharing them with the client. The report contains all possible remediation measures in the report to upgrade the IoT security posture.
Illume Intelligence provides customised IoT penetration testing services that aim at securing all connected devices. Our team follow the latest industry trends, reporting standards and frameworks. We aim at finding all possible vulnerabilities and remediate them to ensure complete security.
IoT penetration testing can be applied to various types of IoT devices and systems, including smart thermostats, IP cameras, connected medical devices, industrial control systems (ICS), smart home appliances, wearable devices, and automotive systems.
While traditional network penetration testing focuses on wired network infrastructure, IoT penetration testing specifically evaluates the security of IoT devices, protocols, and ecosystems. It involves techniques such as device fingerprinting, protocol analysis, and vulnerability exploitation specific to IoT environments.
Common tools include IoT device scanners like IoT Inspector and Shodan, packet sniffers like Wireshark, firmware analysis tools like Binwalk, and exploit frameworks like Metasploit. Techniques may include firmware extraction, hardware hacking, wireless sniffing, and protocol fuzzing.
Yes, IoT penetration testing services can be tailored to address the unique needs, challenges, and objectives of organizations. Service providers can collaborate with clients to define scope, objectives, testing methodologies, and reporting formats based on specific requirements.
We adhere to strict confidentiality agreements and security protocols to protect sensitive information and data assets, use controlled testing environments, employ encryption and anonymization techniques, and follow best practices for handling and protecting sensitive data.