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IoT Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Aaron Guzman, Aditya Gupta
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IoT Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Aaron Guzman, Aditya Gupta

Overview of this book

IoT is an upcoming trend in the IT industry today; there are a lot of IoT devices on the market, but there is a minimal understanding of how to safeguard them. If you are a security enthusiast or pentester, this book will help you understand how to exploit and secure IoT devices. This book follows a recipe-based approach, giving you practical experience in securing upcoming smart devices. It starts with practical recipes on how to analyze IoT device architectures and identify vulnerabilities. Then, it focuses on enhancing your pentesting skill set, teaching you how to exploit a vulnerable IoT device, along with identifying vulnerabilities in IoT device firmware. Next, this book teaches you how to secure embedded devices and exploit smart devices with hardware techniques. Moving forward, this book reveals advanced hardware pentesting techniques, along with software-defined, radio-based IoT pentesting with Zigbee and Z-Wave. Finally, this book also covers how to use new and unique pentesting techniques for different IoT devices, along with smart devices connected to the cloud. By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of how to use different pentesting techniques to exploit and secure various IoT devices.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


Whether you have a software development background or system and networking background, you may be familiar with attack surfaces or vectors within each respective area. Attack surfaces refer to the many ways in which a device can be compromised via a source of input. This source of input may be via hardware, software, or wirelessly. Generally speaking, the more attack surfaces a device contains, the higher the likelihood of compromise. Attack surfaces are entry points into the IoT device. Sometimes, these entry points are inherently trusted by the IoT device or application. Each attack surface discovered will have an associated risk, likelihood, and impact. In essence, attack surfaces are threats which have the potential to negatively affect a device to perform unintended actions. In order to discover each attack surface, theoretical use cases will need to be thought of before testing has taken place, or before software is written. This exercise is known as threat modeling.