Internet of things security testing

IoT Security Overview

The Internet of Things has been around for quite some time now. What makes it a concern is that it has become “the thing” today. From time to time the IoT is adding life to more and more “lifeless” objects. These smart “things” are being connected over the internet to provide ease of things like never before.
Just looking at the amount of data, people, money, and “things” being associated, it will not be difficult to predict the amount of cybercriminals getting attracted to it. Internet of Things (IoT) Security at Clavigerous Systems helps you use this next big “thing” risk free and protect data and privacy concerns. .

We at Clavigerous Systems adopt a end to end approach in the information security of this next big “thing” such that no stone is left unturned and every aspect of the Internet of Things associated with the organization is taken into consideration. We perform the security testing from devices to end code.

What makes us different is our approach where the customer’s pressures are also kept in mind and we deliver our services such that the time of delivery is not at all hampered.

IoT Device Security Testing

SecureLayer7 engineers perform the security assessment on device physical interfaces to identify the security threats such as privilege escalation, IoT device exploitation, encryption keys and priorities the risk at device level to provide with actionable mitigations steps.

IoT Device Application Security Testing

When security engineering team start with web / mobile interface security assessment we make sure that we uncover the critical software vulnerabilities and prepare the working POC to demonstrate weaknesses in the application with actionable recommendations for mitigations.

IoT Device Firmware Security Assessment

The very important part of the firmware security assessment to analyze firmware and make sure that minimum baseline is maintained, hard coded plain text passwords, encryption keys, and backdoored accounts not present. We are not limited to checklist, we have our own approach to assess the firmware.

IoT Device Network Services Security Testing

SecureLayer7 engineers test device network service in-depth to find the potential vulnerability in the network service such as reply attacks, lack of payload verification, Unencrypted Services, Various injections and provide with actionable mitigations recommendations.

IoT Cloud Web Security Testing

SecureLayer7 engineers perform the security testing on the cloud services which can be accessed externally. The cloud API which is used to interact with IoT devices, sensors. We prepare the actionable POC to demonstrate vulnerability and provide the working recommendations to mitigate the vulnerability.

Wireless Protocol Security Assessments

In the wireless protocol security assessment our security engineer perform security testing on wireless protocols used for the device communication. We extensively do research on Bluetooth LE, RF analysis, ZigBee, and 6LoWAPN. We also follow the minimum baseline standards for the device communication protocol.


The identification of vulnerabilities in your system along with the knowledge of major areas of exploitation is critical. But what is more important is to be able to convey to you all this information in a clear and concise way. We at SecureLayer7 strive hard to be able to do this. Every assessment service completion of ours is followed by a delivery of an electronic assessment report deliverable. This report will include all the information about the security controls assessed as well as an analysis of the areas that need to be looked into for achieving the required amount of security.


The report is systematically designed into two parts: the high level management report suitable for the understanding of management personnel, and an in-depth technical document for the technical staff to understand the underlying risks along with recommendations and preventive countermeasures. Following is detailed content list of the document:

  • Executive Summary
  • Purpose of the engagement
  • List of identified security controls
  • Classification of vulnerability based on risk level and ease of exploitation
  • How to reduce risk in environment with immediate effect
  • Recommendations to prevent the recurring of vulnerability
  • Each vulnerability described in detail
  • In detail description of the procedure followed for the exploitation process
  • Proof of Concept in the form of Videos and Images
  • Explanation of how to reduce the gravity of the vulnerability
  • Appendices