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Cloud Security Testing

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

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Cloud Security Testing Service

Cloud Application Security Testing evaluates the security integrity of the virtual platform hosting your business-critical information assets. The objective should be to identify the 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’s cost-effective Cloud Security Testing can help reduce the risk of a breach to your systems.

The Risk Crew cloud security testing service is delivered in 4 phases:

Cloud Security Testing Features and Components

Our cloud security testing methodology is based upon best practices as established and defined by ISECOM's Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Cloud Security Project guidelines.

Our security testing experts use both automated cloud security testing tools and manual techniques to identify security vulnerabilities that may threaten the security integrity of your cloud platform; such as configuration flaws, excess builds, missing security patches and updates or fixes or programming errors on platform server builds.

All testing is scoped to meet your specific business or compliance requirements and we issue “Testing Certificates” to enable your business to produce evidence of compliance if required.

Specific cloud platforms require specific testing objectives methodologies and tools. Risk Crew provides cloud security testing for the following cloud environments:

On Premises

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Risk Crew Deliverables

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

Cloud Testing Benefits

The Risk Crew Cloud Security Testing Service assesses the effectiveness of the security controls and configurations deployed on your cloud platform. This cost-effective service will confirm the robustness of your current platforms:

User access and authentication controls

Client virtual segmentation and compartmentalization

Hypervisor access controls

Server security configuration and build

Systems security administration programme

Incident identification capability

Incident response plans & procedures

Additionally, the service includes the formal review of your cloud provider service level agreement (SLA) and the provisions of recommendations for enhancing the security associated with your service.

Why Choose Risk Crew

Our experienced security engineers implement detailed Cloud Penetration Testing methodologies using proprietary and open-source tools ensuring they can effectively assess your businesses capabilities to detect and mitigate attacks against your business systems.

All 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 experts.

Find out how Risk Crew can help reduce the risk of a breach to your systems with cost-effective Cloud Security Testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 to 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 your business hosted. Why would you expect anything less? Expect less from your cloud service provider and your expectation shall be met.

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.