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Security - You’re blindfolded unless you scan for vulnerabilities

“This is a report from a customer project. Here we found several vulnerabilities when scanning a Linux-based device designed for industrial environments.”

Harri Susi, SW Testing & Cyber Security Specialist at Etteplan, is showing us a document that contains a detailed analysis of services provided by an IoT device and how hackers may be able to exploit it. A report like this is the first step towards more secure devices.

Designer! Do not forget security in your IoT system

Suddenly the central heating is switched off and a Finnish block of flats starts getting colder. A random service denial attack from China brought the central computer of the building automation to its knees.

The block of flats made a lucky escape. But what if the target was a hospital, an industrial site or a central part of the infrastructure? Or a smart building, or a branch of an enterprise?