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Hardware Assessments

Commercial hardware security testing

Increasing Complexity

Devices today are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet, ranging from the SCADA industrial control systems that regulate electricity, oil, and public transportation to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in our homes and on our corporate networks. There are expected to be 21 billion of these internet-connected devices by 2020, but how secure are they? Third-party testing by Aerstone can help hardware vendors identify security gaps in their devices before they’re made available commercially, as well as provide valuable third-party confirmation of the security controls of existing commercial devices. 

Expert Guidance

The Aerstone Test Team maintains a mix of expertise and experience in IT security, all dedicated to security assessment projects and engagements. Team members maintain industry certifications in security including CISSP, C|EH, OSCP, GPEN, and GCFE, and undergo annual training to stay current with the latest tools and techniques employed by security professionals. As one of just five NSA-certified vulnerability assessors in the world, Aerstone is uniquely qualified to provide expert guidance on hardware vulnerability assessment. Aerstone’s hardware testing process is specifically designed to assess and mitigate the unique security issues associated with networked hardware devices, thereby reducing the risk and public embarrassment of a breach.

Advanced Testing

Aerstone can conduct hardware testing in our laboratory environment, or on-premises at your facility. We examine your hardware from an attacker’s perspective, attempting to exploit its vulnerabilities and gain root access to the device. Our attack techniques include a combination of both open source and proprietary tools and techniques, all designed to ensure that your device’s security controls are functioning as expected, and that any associated risks are well-documented and understood.

NSCAP Certified

Aerstone is an accredited vulnerability assessor under the NSA's NSCAP VAS program -- one of just five companies nationally to achieve this status.

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Our Experience Sets Us Apart

Aerstone is an NSA-certified vulnerability assessor, and a service-disabled veteran-owned small business.
We approach each engagement with the highest levels of professionalism, determination, and creativity, honed by years of working with
security professionals across the military, intelligence community, civilian government, and private industry.

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