IoT Security Consulting and Assessments

Simplify the Security of Your Connected Devices

As you know, the Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices worldwide that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data.

Its promise is limitless; it continues to transform major sectors of our lives including building automation, agriculture, energy, transportation, and medicine. Its peril is nearly as limitless; necessitating new approaches to the secure design, manufacturing, deployment, use, and validation of our respective IoT footprints.

Sun Tzu once said, “If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril”, well said, and as true today as it was 2,500+ years ago.

With expert guidance and security assessments built specifically to test an ecosystem of connected devices, you can understand the security gaps in your IoT environment and have a clear path to address those gaps.

 

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Your IoT ecosystem may be complex … Let’s keep your security simple.

Although the individual components of securing communications between connected devices and people remain fairly simple, the shear volume of communication and communication channels within IoT creates strategic and logistical challenges:

  • How can we accurately map data flows and communication channels?
  • What level of security do we need at each end point and for each data type?
  • How do we know what security initiatives to prioritize?
  • How do we effectively and efficiently comply with laws and regulations like CCPA, GDPR, PCI, SB-327, NISTIR-8228, OWASP IOT, etc.?
  • How do we demonstrate to customers their information and privacy are secure with us?

You may have had one “door” to protect per device in the past; now it could be 4, 5, 6, or dozens per endpoint. But don’t let that stop you!

The first step… understand what is driving your need for security

If you are still reading it’s likely you provide IoT products or services and  one or more of these drivers are the reason(s) you are reading this today. Which ones apply to you?

  • Regulation(s) – Many regulations now require organizations to assess the security of their IoT environments. The key here is knowing exactly how much (and how little) assessment you need to ensure you are “compliant”.
  • Customer(s) – If your customers (or management or a regulator) need proof your environment is safe, you may have options regarding how you demonstrate that proof. It’s essential to know what form(s) of attestation will work best for you and your customers.
  • Partner(s) – Cloud services like Alexa and Spotify are putting up walls and building moats around their cloud environments and requiring proof that you can leverage their services securely (often requiring that you comply with their particular requirements). If accessing third party cloud services to extend your product ecosystem is a must, so then is complying with its security demands.

Our Proven Process for IoT Security

Although every engagement is a little different, Pivot Point Security has developed a proven process for assessing IoT device and platform security and successfully identifying the risk(s) it poses and how to mitigate them.

Here is a quick overview of the steps involved:

  1. Project Kickoff
  2. Deep Dive into Your “Device”
  3. Deploy Testing Environment
  4. Project Plan Tuning
  5. Device Testing
  6. Mobile App Assessment
  7. IoT/Cloud Platform Assessment
  8. Security Assessment Report & Gap Remediation Plan

 

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What you can expect from an IoT Security Assessment from Pivot Point Security

We tailor our testing to your specific objectives, but there is one thing that you can always expect; clear, actionable guidance.

The Result?

Peace of mind. You can rest easy knowing your organization is secure and you can prove it. Life is too short to spend it worrying about things you can straightforwardly address. Our customers are confident in the security of their IoT devices and environment.