IoT attacks are on the rise, and manufacturers are facing increased pressure from enterprises, consumers, and legislators to secure their devices. Finite State addresses this challenge by enabling IoT manufacturers with proactive vulnerability detection for their firmware.
IoT manufacturers are the cornerstone of the next digital revolution, building sensors that make every location smarter, automation systems to help businesses move faster, and consumer products that are already changing lives. However, there is a dark cloud looming over this next revolution — rampant cyber attacks against IoT devices. Concern over IoT vulnerabilities is reaching critical mass across corporate America, consumers, and government legislators. With IoT vulnerabilities becoming the entry point of choice for cyber-attacks, IoT device and system manufacturers are becoming increasingly liable for attacks that lead to breaches of sensitive data, unauthorized access to corporate networks, and large scale internet outages. This liability can result in fines, loss of market share, and reputational damage.
Finite State is here to help you gain increased transparency, enabled by our firmware analysis technology, to provide clarity around the true risks of devices. The Finite State Device Risk Matrix, a firmware risk comparison based on 9 risk categories, can play an important role in reviewing firmware for vulnerabilities before you ship or deploy it. Our platform not only uncovers hidden firmware vulnerabilities but also empowers manufacturers with the ability to proactively mitigate IoT risk. At Finite State, we believe that cybersecurity should ultimately be viewed through the lens of risk management, and that increased transparency into these devices is critical to achieving better security for everyone.
IoT devices are complex systems that can contain more complex vulnerabilities than traditional AppSec approaches can mitigate, such as:
Most IoT attacks simply exploit default and easily guessed credentials that users aren't required to change.
Weak and exposed cryptographic keys cause insecure data at rest and in transit.
Even the most secure services can be vulnerable if configured improperly. We ensure you're using secure configurations.
It is very common for manufacturers to accidentally package debugging tools in their release firmware packages.
Many IoT devices run complex web applications that can contain the gamut of website, database, and scripting vulnerabilities.
IoT devices are built upon a complex software supply chain, and many vulnerabilities are introduced by third parties.
Firmware updates are the most sensitive IoT device operations, and it's easy to introduce exploitable vulnerabilities.
Like any other computer, account and user management is critical in IoT devices. Make sure your firmware is doing it correctly.
IoT devices often run complex software, which can contain vulnerabilities from memory corruption to command injection.