Cloud Penetration Testing

Cloud penetration testing is the delivery of IT resources over the Internet with the pay-as-you-go principle. We can access lots of technology services such as computing power, storage, and databases instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers. As we know, there are lots of popular cloud computing providers such as AWS, Google, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle that we rely on every day for our workloads. As the popularity of cloud services increases, attackers focus on cloud services and cloud vulnerabilities. Attackers use sustained attacks against managed cloud service providers and their customers. If companies use cloud technologies, they need to make sure they are secure. At this point, they need cloud penetration testing. Cloud penetration testing is an attack simulation performed to find vulnerabilities that can be exploited or misconfigurations in a cloud-based system. With cloud security assessment, companies learn about the strengths and weaknesses of their cloud system to improve its overall security posture.

The Benefits of Cloud Penetration Testing

Cloud-based solutions are a significant asset for organizations but can also present risks. The security assessment should help you identify whether those risks are appropriate for your specific use cases. Cloud Security Assessment proactive measures can help you avoid a data breach and minimize the damage in case of a breach.

Cloud Security Assessment is also a key part of cloud compliance requirements as most of the commercial cloud service providers (CSPs) adhere to the security standards of ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and NIST SP 800-53. A successful cloud security assessment provides the following benefits:

  • Helps in improving the cloud security posture
  • Uncovers security vulnerabilities and their remediation
  • Provides a structured framework for cloud security assessment
  • Helps in identifying the configuration and vulnerability issues of the cloud infrastructure and applications
  • Provides a more secure environment for cloud services, applications, and data
  • Helps in achieving compliance with the industry standards, regulations, and guidelines

Our services in Cloud Penetration Testing

Our Services are as follows:

  • Cloud infrastructure penetration testing
  • Cloud network penetration testing
  • Application penetration testing

Our Methodology

Accedere’s experts provide expert advice on the implementation of security controls for cloud-based solutions and test and audit services to demonstrate the efficacy of the controls. The cloud security testing methodology is based upon best practices as established and defined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Cloud Security Project guidelines.

Our expert test team uses both automated cloud security testing tools and manual techniques to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities that may threaten the cloud platform's security integrity. Typical issues identified include misconfiguration errors, unnecessary services, missing critical security patches and server build and application code errors.

Our 5-steps process to conduct Cloud Penetration Testing

Performing a successful cloud security assessment is not an easy task. It takes time, resources, and experience to accomplish. Here are the five steps to conducting a successful cloud security assessment:

  • Step 1: Initial Scoping
  • Step 2: Reconnaissance/Discovery
  • Step 3: Vulnerability Testing
  • Step 4: Reporting
  • Step 5: Retesting

Why Choose Us

Accedere is a leading provider of cloud security assessment services. We have a team of skilled penetration testers who are experts in cloud security assessment. We follow a structured approach to meet the expectations of your organisation, to safely conduct vulnerability discovery and exploits. As a result, we help you identify and reduce your risks and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.