IOT TESTING

What is IOT Testing?

Today there is increasing need to deliver better and faster services. There is a huge demand to access, create, use and share data from any device. The thrust is to provide greater insight and control, over various interconnected IOT devices.

Why IOT Testing is Required?

Welcome to the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where digitally connected devices are encroaching on every aspect of our lives, including our homes, offices, cars and even our bodies. With the advent of IPv6 and the wide deployment of Wi-Fi networks, IoT is growing at a dangerously fast pace, and researchers estimate that by 2020, the number of active wireless connected devices will exceed 40 billion.

Challenges of IOT testing

  • You need to check both the network and internal communication
  • Security is a big concern in IOT platform as all the task are operated using via Internet.
  • The complexity of the software and system may hide bug present in the IOT technology
  • Resource considerations such as limitations in memory, processing power, bandwidth, battery life, etc.

Best practices for effective IOT software testing

  • Gray Box testing should be used with IOT testing as it allows to design effective test case. This allows you to know the OS, the architecture, third-party hardware, new connectivity and hardware device limitation.
  • Real Time Operating System is vital to delivering the scalability, modularity, connectivity, security, which is important for IOT
  • IoT Testing should be automated.

Methodology

  • Pre-Engagement

    In this section we will discuss about timelines, scoping, location, time of the day to test and other such requirement to start the assessment

  • Network-focused testing

    IoT technologies commonly expose services via standard network communication paths such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi, which can create an elevated level risk. During this phase of testing, we will identify all exposed TCP and UDP ports within the IoT ecosystems infrastructure. With this list of ports we can then conduct a thorough penetration test to identify all vulnerable or misconfigured services, which can be leveraged to compromise the system and or gain access to critical information.

  • Physical inspection

    We also perform a physical inspection to assess the physical attack surface of an IoT device. This inspection includes examining the device for JTAG and Serial pin-outs, as well as identifying the pins used for power, data, and control of individual components.

  • Solutions and Fixes

    Once vulnerabilities are found with our controlled security testing tools, each vulnerability is ranked based on the threat it poses for the business and not just a universal rank. Our experts also provide remediation guidance, so your developers can fix these vulnerabilities sooner and stay focused on product ingenuity.

  • Report

    Provide recommendation and conduct debrief of identified vulnerabilities

  • Revalidation

    Once the fix is implemented re-test for identified vulnerability is done to make sure if the fix has been implemented or not.

Frameworks

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OWASP

Open Web Application Security Project (IoT Security Verification Standard)

Benefits For Your Business

  • Gain security assurance, from chip-to-cloud, that enables your business to accelerate innovation and move to scale with confidence.
  • Position your IoT products as the most secure in the market, using security as a competitive advantage to enable sales and marketing teams.
  • Leverage industry recognized verification standards, which normalize the range in coverage and level of rigor applied to each IoT security evaluation.