Open-Source Security Testing Tools for IoT Protocols - MQTT and Zigbee

Meghna Praveen, Ali Raza, Maheen Hasib

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Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become an integral part of our lives, but it also poses a major security threat. As the number of IoT devices grows and more data is collected about us, malicious actors are taking advantage and launching attacks on vulnerable systems. Offensive security testing is a proactive approach of securing computing infrastructure through adversary simulation. This involves, understanding different attack tools that are available and how they can be used to attack devices. This paper studies the state of open-source tools which are available to test IoT networks that use the Zigbee and MQTT protocols. Usage of these tools are explained with attack examples, challenges are listed and enhanced tooling capabilities are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781665454742
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2023
Event2023 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 20 Feb 202323 Feb 2023

Conference

Conference2023 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences
Abbreviated titleASET 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period20/02/2323/02/23

Keywords

  • internet of things
  • mqtt
  • open-source
  • penetration-testing
  • red-teaming
  • vulnerability-assessment
  • zigbee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology

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