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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

Anatomy of threat modeling an IoT device

In 2016, we witnessed mass exploitation of IoT devices that consisted of IP cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) that contributed to the world's largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) ever recorded. This DDoS was possible due to vendor negligence that could have been prevented by basic threat model exercises. Considering the prevalence of these types of devices on the internet and the risk they pose to the internet, we will conduct a threat modeling exercise and walk through the threat modeling process for a connected DVR IP camera security system. These connected security systems can be purchased by consumers or small/medium size businesses via e-commerce sites as well as through a number of electronic stores for a fairly low price. Connected DVRs are a good example of an IoT system because they contain a number of entry points into the device in order to view camera feeds and can be connected to a third-party provider to utilize remote...