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AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 27, 2015 – Praetorian (http://www.praetorian.com) today announced expanded security testing and assurance services that cover end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) product ecosystems. Praetorian’s Internet of Things security services take a holistic approach to security testing by reviewing the entire product ecosystem, from chip to code, while prioritizing vulnerabilities so connected product teams can successfully balance risk with time-to-market pressures.
“In today’s connected world, the perception of security risk alone, even if not realized, can still negatively impact consumer confidence necessary for new technologies to meet their full market potential,” said Paul Jauregui, Vice President of Marketing at Praetorian. “Recent, high-profile data breaches have heightened consumers’ awareness of data security and privacy issues. As a result, consumer adoption may suffer until vendors can adequately address security and privacy concerns,” he added.
Joining the Internet of Things adds many new layers of complexity for any product environment. New technologies, existing technologies working together in new ways, limited standards, and competing protocols all add to the challenge of delivering a secure connected product to the market. From smart homes, connected lighting, smart grids and retail services to connected cars, industrial automation, and physical plant operation, Praetorian’s Internet of Things full coverage assurance services are designed to help today’s leading manufacturers better deliver and deploy secure connected products.
Embedded Device Security Assessments
Praetorian engineers conduct an in-depth security assessment to identify physical and logical security threats to embedded systems, such as local controllers/gateways, and determine risk at the device level of an Internet of Things ecosystem to help product teams establish appropriate mitigations.
Firmware Security Analyses
Praetorian engineers analyze the security of device firmware and its update distribution process to ensure security best practices have been implemented, such as cryptographically signing firmware updates and using authentication capabilities in hardware devices to verify signatures.
Wireless Communication (M2M) Security Assessments
Praetorian’s holistic approach to Internet of Things security testing includes an assessment of the wireless communication protocols used for local device communication, such as ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, and Bluetooth LE, to ensure proper implementation and security best practices.
Web and Mobile Application Security Testing
The overall goal of web and mobile application security testing is to uncover software vulnerabilities, demonstrate the impact of weaknesses, and provide recommendations for mitigation. Our team delivers assurance through a detailed and in-depth security analysis of the critical applications driving Internet of Things product ecosystems.
Cloud Services Testing and Assurance
Praetorian engineers perform security assessments on external cloud services and RESTful APIs used to exchange data across Internet of Things networks, applications, devices, services, and sensors. Vulnerabilities are identified, and if desired, exploited during a penetration test.
Supporting Infrastructure Security Testing
Praetorian engineers remotely identify the networks, hosts, and services that comprise the supporting network infrastructure of an Internet of Things product ecosystem. Vulnerabilities are identified, and if desired, exploited during a penetration test.