The Internet of Things (IoT) presents an exciting environment for innovation and opportunity – almost any device that uses electricity now comes in a cloud-connected version. However, many IoT devices and backend systems are not designed with security in mind. For example, a fleet of Internet-connected appliances may connect back to one manufacturer’s server. If the server were compromised, an attacker could control all of the connected devices. Or, if a device were compromised, an attacker could access the manufacturer’s server.
Many IoT manufacturers build their devices so that they can connect to them at any time. If attackers mimic the manufacturer, they could compromise the device, and the user’s home network.
Commercial IoT products are particularly vulnerable because just one compromise could have detrimental consequences. For example, if attackers compromised an HVAC system, they could overheat a data center, or use that system to access valuable customer data.
X-Force® Red can test your IoT devices, backend infrastructure and mobile applications to uncover and help fix vulnerabilities that elevate risk the most.