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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

Getting familiar with threat modeling concepts

Threat modeling is more or less associated with software development as an exercise that occurs after the software design phase but prior to software deployment. These exercises are known to take place in software development, system, network, and security teams upon major software releases by either drawing a full end-to-end data flow diagram or a data flow and network diagram to determine how to employ security controls and countermeasures. These drawings can be physically on a white board or via software tools such as Microsoft's free Threat Modeling Tool and web applications such as which have a number of template diagrams that can be used for a variety of purposes. The idea is to map out all of the device's functionalities and features to their associated technical dependencies. It is up to the company or individual how threat model formats are drawn out. Keep in mind that threat models can get really granular when breaking...