IoT Pentest

Internet of Things Penetration Testing

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Certified penetration testers assess the networks and access points of a client to create a comprehensive security audit report

To provide guarantees and strengthen customer confidence, we are committed to a process of labelling and certification of our services and resources.

In particular, we are PASSI-qualified for all our scopes: organisational and physical audit, architecture audit, configuration audit, code audit and penetration testing.

Among other things, this qualification guarantees our customers a high level of expertise from our auditors, as well as a robust and proven audit process.

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Our IoT Pentest offer

IoT penetration testing identifies potential security vulnerabilities within the ecosystem of a connected device.


An IoT Pentest differs from a "traditional" pentest due to the significant number of technologies covering this scope.


This type of test will therefore cover all or part of a perimeter, ranging from the hardware and software layers to communication protocols, including more common phases such as web and mobile interface testing.

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Web applications / APIs
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Mobile applications
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IT Cloud Infrastructure
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The different approaches:
Software / Firmware testing

During an application penetration testing, our auditors assess the robustness of your web applications, thick clients, APIs, as well as your potential infrastructures or any other components of your applications, using an offensive approach.
In the context of IoT Pentesting, the focus is placed on the software embedded in the device (retrieval of firmware, secret searching, firmware injection, etc.).


Hardware testing

Here, our auditors concentrate on the electronic components of the connected device, such as integrated circuits, input and output ports, connectors, etc.

The goal is to identify components and physical vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker to access the connected device or compromise its security (memory dumping, debugging, etc.).


Communication protocol testing

Testing communication protocols of a connected device involves evaluating the security of the communication channels used by the connected device to interact with other systems (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NFC, etc.).

These tests allow auditors, among other things, to simulate attacks such as reverse engineering custom protocols, eavesdropping to retrieve sensitive data, etc.


A growing threat


new IOT devices added to the network every day.


of attacks use connected objects in their kill chain.


of companies' connected objects are vulnerable to attacks.


of IOT traffic is unencrypted.

Source: Rapport sécurité IoT Palo Alto

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Who are we?


  • Alter Solutions was founded in Paris, in 2006, and has since focused on digital transformation.
  • We operate in 8 countries, with 10 offices, across Europe.
  • We have been security partners for companies in the manufacturing and service sectors for 10 years.
  • We are also Great Place to Work® certified.

Why are we the ideal cybersecurity partner?


We're backed by global experts in software development and testing, analysis, systems and support, project management, business analysis, cybersecurity and much more.

We have a strong track record across different sectors and technologies, and our approach to IT services is technology agnostic - what's right for each customer is what counts.

We pride ourselves on our solution-focused attitude, our people-centred approach and the way we adapt to our customers' needs.


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