Looking back at the year 2020


What a year!
2020 was an interesting and challenging year. It was full of changes and surprises. The world changed and we had to constantly adapt to the development of the Covid-19 situation.

We, at SevenShift, want to give a special thanks to our customers for trusting us and letting us do what we love most: making IoT a more secure place! Thank you for flexibility and trusting us.

In a world with so much uncertainty we had lots of fun things to do: from assessments based on the new ETSI EN 303 645 Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things norm, delivering our Trainings online and testing lots of fascinating IoT products and ecosystems.


This is one of the few things we can talk about openly, being 100% sure that we will not get into trouble with our NDAs.


Online IoT Security Bootcamp 2020

We love creating and delivering trainings, and we are very happy and thankful for all the private and public trainings we hosted this year. All of them were supposed to be on site, but due to the pandemic situation, we had to switch to online training. These are a different beast, which require adapting material, logistics, setting up a professional streaming station, and having students eager to learn and up to the challenge.

The feedback we received from our students was just overwhelming, here is just a sampling of it:

-“This training is one of the best training courses I have been able to attend. A lot of knowledge is imparted here, but in a very understandable way. Furthermore, each section of the training includes practical exercises in order to better understand the knowledge imparted. This training can only be recommended.”

Eric Schmieder – Embedded IoT Hardware Professional at DEUTSCHE TELEKOM IOT GMBH


-“IoT Security Bootcamp by SevenShift” is probably the best training I have attended so far. The bootcamp covers a broad aspect of IoT, it is well-structured and engaging, it surely deepens my interest in IoT vulnerabilities. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the bootcamp was held online, and Pablo is well-prepared for this! He communicates with the participants clearly before the bootcamp, the hacking kit arrived safe and sound, and the bootcamp was conducted in a timely manner. Pablo was able to assist in troubleshooting issues despite we are not in the same physical site. One can really notice his experiences and passion on the topic!

WenSin Lee – Cybersecurity expert at TÜV SÜD

Public speaking

Along with our IoT and IIoT Security Trainings, we also got to speak and hold workshops at several public conferences like the Building IOT in Essen (our last event in person), Bsides Munich, HEK.SI and the BarSecCamp Cologne. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my knowledge and enthusiasm!

Videos are available online from most of these events. Please let us know if you need a link.

Clients and Projects

From a security perspective, this year was very active. We had a big surge in work for clients, including certification and testing of multiple IoT devices and ecosystems.
One of the big challenges we took up is performing assessments based on the ETSI EN 303 645 Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things norm. This is a very positive development for the IoT world and hope to see regulatory requirements associated with the standard in the next couple of years.

All of this has only been possible with the support of our team, colleagues, clients and partners. Thank you so much to everyone involved in our journey. We are grateful for your engagement, expertise, patience and desire to reach our mutual goal!

To sum up, 2020 has been very challenging, but fun and fulfilling. We look forward to seeing you in 2021 because we have a lot in store for you!