Cloud Security Testing

Cloud Security Testing

Detailed, comprehensive cloud security testing of virtual platforms to identify associated security vulnerabilities

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Cloud Security Testing Service

Cloud Security Testing evaluates the security and configuration integrity of the platform hosting your business-critical information assets. Cloud providers such as Azure, AWS and GCP offer increasingly robust security controls, but ultimately…it’s you who is responsible for the data hosted within your cloud environment. The objective should be to identify any potential security vulnerabilities associated with your cloud service for remediation or risk acceptance. Effective cloud security testing benchmarks the security configuration of your hosting environment.

Risk Crew offer two levels of Cloud Security Testing services that include a Cloud Configuration Review and Cloud Penetration Testing.

Risk Crew’s cost-effective Cloud Security Testing can help reduce the risk of a breach to your systems.

Cloud Configuration Review

Mitigate security threats caused by misconfigurations. This service is for organisations that use cloud services to host and/or manage internal infrastructure, applications or data. It’s a vital assessment for those who have recently migrated their infrasture/data to the Azure, (Office 365), Google or AWS ecosystems...or have never previously conducted a cloud security configuration review.

A Cloud Configuration Review is an assessment of your Cloud configuration against the accepted best practice of industry benchmarks. Our qualified professionals will conduct a comprehensive configuration review to assess all aspects of your cloud environment and identify any threats or areas for improvement, including:

  • General Configurations - Verify they are in line with best practice
  • Threat Analysis – Identify all possible entry points into the environment
  • Authentication and Authorisation Testing - assess the implementation of access control, MFA etc.
  • Data Encryption - identify whether data is encrypted at rest and in transit
  • Detection & Logging – Verify logging is in place and that all logs are stored

Cloud Penetration Testing

This service is aimed at organisation hosting their customer-facing SaaS, IaaS or PaaS services on cloud platforms.

Cloud Penetration Testing is an authorised, simulated cyber-attack, involving a mixture of external and internal penetration testing techniques, against a system(s) that is hosted on a Cloud provider. A cloud penetration test's main objective is to find a system's weaknesses and strengths so that its security posture can be accurately assessed.

Risk Crew testing typically commences with a Cloud Configuration Review of the tenant (as described above) and then manual testing would be conducted against the components that collectively form the cloud environment and its functionality. These may include:

Web Applications
APIs 
Servers/Virtual Machines
Storage Buckets
Containers 
• Mobile Applications
Third-Party Gateways

Risk Crew Testing Deliverables

Risk Crew’s service provides a comprehensive report that details security vulnerabilities identified through the cloud security testing and suggests specific actions for remediation, a courtesy workshop and on-call assistance.

Why Choose Risk Crew for Cloud Security Testing

Our experienced security engineers implement detailed cloud penetration testing methodologies using proprietary and open-source tools ensuring they can effectively assess your business’s capabilities to detect and mitigate attacks against your business systems.

All security testing engineers are thoroughly vetted and subject to in-depth professional, criminal and credit records checks.

When you choose Risk Crew, you’re electing to work with qualified security testing experts.

Get in touch to find out how Risk Crew can help reduce the risk of a breach to your systems with cost-effective cloud security testing.

Request a Cloud Security Testing Quote

Our experts will contact you to discuss your specific requirements for your cloud security testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cloud Security Testing?

Cloud security testing uses a variety of techniques to help identify potential security vulnerabilities associated with cloud services. These techniques are used to identify configuration flaws, missing security patches, and programming errors, which could make your system, and the information within it, easier to access.

How Secure is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing platforms provide businesses with capabilities to process, store and transmit their data on multi-tenant servers hosted in third-party data centres. Consequently, data hosted on virtualized platforms may be at risk of unauthorised access from other tenants, 3rd parties or insiders - specifically if logical segmentation and security configuration is poorly conducted. Prior to hosting sensitive business information assets on a cloud platform, an information threat and risk assessment should be conducted, and formal risk decisions made, based on the results.

What are the Primary Risks Associated with Cloud Computing?

The primary security risks associated with cloud platforms are poor security configuration, account hijacking, DDoS, human error and malicious insiders.

What Level of Security do Cloud Service Providers Guarantee?

Unfortunately, very little. Read your service level agreement (SLA) closely and question your provider regarding the regularity of system security administration and maintenance scheduling (patching, fixes upgrades), change management, access controls and how often the platform is subject to testing. As a rule of thumb, if these are not specified in your (SLA) be wary.

What Level of Security from Cloud Service Providers Should I Expect?

In short, best practices. Expect the same level of security as you would provide these information assets if they were processed, stored or transmitted directly from systems.

How Often Should I Conduct Security Testing of my Cloud-Based Platform?

ISO and OWASP best practices suggest testing cloud platforms at least annually or if the volume or sensitivity of the information assets hosted on the platform increases.

Which Aspect Is the Most Important for Cloud Security?

Data protection is the most important aspect of cloud security. Your data and sensitive information is protected within any systems that you use within your organisation. Otherwise, you risk data breaches, which could result in financial loss, reputational damage, and legal action.