Understanding Internet of Things (IoT): Bluetooth

Course Overview

Understanding Internet of Things (IoT) is the only IoT course series designed with the Technical Security Professional in mind. This series of courses are built to teach personnel the operational characteristics and methods for specific protocols making up the IoT Infrastructure.

In this Bluetooth course students will:

  • Learn the Bluetooth protocol stack for both Classic and Low Energy
  • Develop a clear understanding of what normal and abnormal traffic looks like
  • Build, administer, and troubleshoot their own custom Bluetooth network built from commercially available equipment and open-source software

This class is extremely hands-on in nature. In every module students will participate in demonstrations, activities, and labs to reinforce learning objectives. In addition, students will walk away with a range of equipment, projects, and software to ensure they can make their own Bluetooth protocol lab.

How can one defend a system or exploit it unless the protocol itself is fully understood? This class fills that gap!

Students will be given the following equipment to implement their own IoT networks and practice course objectives long after the class has finished:

  • IoT3: Protocol Traffic Generator
  • USB Bluetooth Dongles
  • Bluetooth Test Devices
  • IoT Protocol Workbook

Curriculum Outline

  • Market Examination
  • Protocol Discussion in Depth
  • Network Topology and Device States
  • Capturing and Analyzing the Traffic
    • Low Cost, Open Source Tools​
    • Commercial Tools
  • Normal and Abnormal Behaviors​
  • Security
    • Exploits​
    • Mitigations
    • Tools and Techniques
    • Survey and Geolocating
  • Instructor-Led Activities​
  • Labs
    • Find the Hidden Device​
    • ID the Abnormal Behavior
    • Penetration-Test the Network
    • Modify the Device Firmware
  • Final Exam & Exercise​