IoT and Hardware Hacking


If you’re developing a device which will be sold to customers or deployed into untrusted environments, it’s important to understand what sensitive data somebody could obtain with the device, if any fraudulent actions could be carried out, or if it could be exploited.

How we can help

Pākiki have experts who can carry out testing against IoT and hardware devices. The particular type of tests, approaches and methodologies will vary depending on the type of hardware, what the device does, and how it’s going to be deployed. However, the types of questions we’d frequently answer would be:

Note: Not all hardware testing can be carried out without using potentially destructive techniques. This can be discussed during the scoping call.

What you get

At the end of the engagement, you’ll receive a written report, detailing:


All of our engagements follow a similar process:

  1. We start by scoping the engagement, understanding what you're looking for, discuss the technologies and platforms in use, and any key concerns that you may have. From this, we produce a Statement of Work detailing the effort required, cost, any prerequisites, and our approach to the engagement.
  2. Once the Statement of Work is signed, we'll work with you to schedule the work.
  3. Prior to the engagement starting, we'll be in touch to organise any prerequisites we require and where practical will test these prior to the engagement. This will ensure the engagement commences on time.
  4. The consultant will start the engagement and will provide regular updates. Any high or critical severity issues will be notified when they are found.
  5. At the end of testing, a report will be produced and provided.
  6. A close-out meeting is held to provide any additional context around the business impact of what we identified, and to provide a chance for any further questions on how to remediate what was found.
  7. Optional Retesting can be carried out in order to ensure that any vulnerabilities have been successfully remediated.

Get in touch

To organise a call to run through what you’re doing, and find out how we can help:

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