Cloud Penetration Testing

Cloud Penetration Testing is a security assessment method used to identify and correct potential security issues in a cloud computing environment. It includes a complex system of attacks on the cloud system to identify and fix weaknesses. The main stages of cloud penetration testing include reconnaissance, scanning, intrusion, exploitation of identified weaknesses, and reporting.

In general, testing is not much different from the infrastructure pen test. The main difference between the cloud and the enterprise is that it is more often an internal audit of settings because the worst mistakes are usually made when setting up services. In other words, it is more often a local configuration at the level of cloud administrators. This requires expertise and certified specialists who understand the standards and best practices of secure service configuration. DigVel specialists can connect to your cloud storage and assess in quantitative and qualitative terms whether you have any problems that could lead to additional costs or losses due to leaks.

Cloud services such as Azure Cloud, Google Cloud, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) each have their own characteristics that should be taken into account when performing penetration testing.

1. Azure Cloud:

Azure is a cloud computing platform from Microsoft. The company allows penetration testing only with prior authorization. Azure provides many security services, such as Azure Security Center, to help manage and protect your resources on Azure.

2. Google Cloud:

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) includes a set of physical assets such as computers and disk space, as well as services such as the GCP App Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, and more. When performing penetration testing on Google Cloud, you must follow GCP practices and Google’s Acceptable Use Policy.

3. Amazon Web Services (AWS):

When conducting penetration testing on AWS, it is important to consider the AWS penetration testing policy. Amazon allows penetration testing under certain conditions, and you need to get permission from AWS before conducting it. AWS provides a number of security and monitoring services, such as AWS Shield to protect against DDoS attacks, Amazon Inspector to automatically analyze the security of your applications, and AWS CloudTrail to monitor user and API activity.

It is important to note that regardless of the cloud platform you choose, it is important to keep in mind the “shared responsibility” model in the cloud. This means that the cloud service provider is responsible for protecting the cloud infrastructure, while the customer is responsible for protecting their data and the applications they deploy in the cloud. Penetration testing is an important part of your cloud security strategy. Contact us today for a detailed consultation and to implement reliable data protection for your data.