Promoting physical security Course

Explore the details of protecting local memory and storage, and protecting devices from shell access over a physical port connection.

17 minutes

Course description

You've protected the security of your IoT systems through careful design and configuration of your networks, development or selection of secure software, attention to updates and patches, application of secure authentication and authorization, monitoring and numerous other considerations. However, when an attacker gains physical access to devices, many of your protections are rendered moot.


Course summary

Video - 00:02:00

Closing comments on this IoT Security course and a summary of points.
Prevent physical port access

Video - 00:06:00

Unhindered access to a device's physical ports, particularly when combined with other vulnerabilities, may enable an attacker to perform a variety of attacks. Ports need to be protected logically and physically to ensure they are not used as an attack vector.
Protect local memory and storage

Video - 00:09:00

IoT devices, IoT gateways and other components might be located in remote environments, within public, unsecured spaces or within a private residence. Data within these devices present an attractive target when an attacker has direct, physical access.

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