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.
In fact, in survey after survey, IT leaders identify security as the top impediment to IoT deployments across their enterprises. This adverse effect of security concerns on deployments will continue to weigh down demand for IoT from manufacturers. Partnering with Finite State helps unlock this demand and gives your products an important advantage in the face of sophisticated buyers.
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.
The good news is: this isn’t an insurmountable problem. Finite State is here to help. We intimately understand how attackers are targeting your devices, and we can play an important role in reviewing firmware for vulnerabilities before you deploy it.
The Finite State team bolsters the security of IoT development through Iotasphere, a solution that IoT manufacturers can use — when building their devices — to analyze firmware. Our platform not only uncovers hidden firmware vulnerabilities but also empowers manufacturers with the ability to proactively mitigate IoT risk.
IoT devices are complex systems that can contain more complex vulnerabilities than traditional AppSec approaches can mitigate. See below for some examples.
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 leverage are built upon a complex software supply chain, and many vulnerabilities are introduced by 3rd 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.