Penetration testing

Module duration: 4 hours

Module overview

Penetration testing is a manual activity performed by a security expert in order to evaluate the target security. The goal is to find previously unknown vulnerabilities, both in software and hardware. We present the main tasks covered during a penetration testing activity. Specifically, leveraging a vulnerable IoT device, we discuss the methodology and present several practical tools used for analysing a sample IoT device with an embedded Linux operating system.

Objective of this module

The aim of this module is to guide the participants step by step into the work of a penetration tester, presenting which are his goals and the tools that he uses.

What you will learn:

• What IoT penetration testing is

• What a tester does, and which are the tools that he needs

• The steps of a penetration testing's roadmap

You will cover:

In this module, the participants follow step by step the work of a penetration tester, with all the questions asking himself and the corrispective answers. In particular, it covers:

• IoT penetration testing overview: its goals, how to perform a penetration test, and which is the output
• Practical hands-on demo: IoTGoat

This module is
intended for:

This module is intended for everyone who wants to understand how penetration testers work, which are the tools that he needs and the goals that he reaches. This can be also addressed to inexperienced testers that want to improve their working technique.

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