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IoT Security Lab

Explore the role of a penetration tester to further your knowledge of IoT security.

IoT Security Lab
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours

Can you break into an IoT system?

As threats to IoT systems increase, so does the need to find and fix security vulnerabilities before hackers can exploit them.

In this short course, we introduce a complete IoT ecosystem and examine the role a penetration tester can play in identifying its weaknesses.

During the course, you’ll have the chance to explore the process of an IoT security audit and how to report vulnerabilities to managerial and technical audiences.

What topics will you cover?

  • Auditing IoT security
  • The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) IoT Top 10
  • Reporting on IoT vulnerabilities

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Assess the security of a complete IoT ecosystem
  • Produce a report on IoT security appropriate for both a managerial and technical audience

Who is the course for?

MSc Cyber Security students.

What software or tools do you need?


Who will you learn with?

James is a Principal Lecturer at Coventry University and has worked in academia for 18 years, teaching and researching in the areas of operating systems, cyber security and image analysis.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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