Cloud Pentesting and Security
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Cloud Pentesting and Security
Our cloud penetration testing services are designed to detect vulnerabilities in your AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud infrastructure while providing guidance on enhancing cloud security. To fully maximize the potential of your cloud computing system, it is essential to assess its strengths and weaknesses. Through the cloud security assessment service, we conduct systematic attack simulations on the system to identify and address any existing loopholes.
How Do We Improve Cloud Security
According to Gartner, up to 95% of cloud breaches result from human errors like configuration mistakes. Attackers actively search for these security gaps online. Our cloud penetration testing services identify configuration issues and vulnerabilities in your Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform infrastructure and provide guidance to close these security gaps, strengthening your cloud security.
The primary objective is to proactively uncover security issues within your cloud service before malicious hackers do. Depending on your cloud service and provider, we utilize various manual methods and cloud pentesting tools. However, conducting cloud penetration tests presents legal and technical challenges since you don’t own the cloud infrastructure but rather use it as a service.
By performing cloud penetration testing, organizations can enhance their overall cloud security, prevent breaches, and ensure compliance. Additionally, it offers a comprehensive understanding of cloud assets, particularly the level of resistance to attacks and the presence of vulnerabilities.
Cloud Configuration Review
Our skilled cloud pentesters assess the configurations of your AWS, Azure, or GCP services, as well as the identity and access management policies associated with them. Misconfigurations in these cloud environments can result in substantial security implications.
External Cloud Pentesting
Our external cloud security testing services comprise vulnerability scans and manual pentesting probes targeting your AWS, Azure, or GCP infrastructure to identify issues within publicly accessible services, encompassing web and network-related security concerns.
Internal Cloud Network Pentesting
Certcube performs internal network layer testing on virtual machines and services, enabling us to replicate the actions of an intruder who has infiltrated a virtual network environment.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Services
gLOBAL SECURITY ASSESSMENTS FRAMEWORKS & sTANDARDS WE FOLLOW
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The MITRE ATT&CK framework is a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior, reflecting the various phases of an adversary's attack lifecycle and the platforms they are known to target.
Our approach to Cloud Security Assessment
Our team analyzes service-level agreements with Client cloud providers and ensures that all aspects of the pentesting engagement are thoroughly covered. This includes confirming the scope of the tests, target IP addresses, URLs, APIs, login credentials, and access privileges. The team also validate compliance requirements, schedule testing times, establish points of contact, and adhere to engagement rules to ensure a comprehensive and productive cloud pentesting process.
The Assessment team gathers relevant information about the vendor’s cloud environment, including details of the cloud services used, network architecture, and any publicly accessible components.
Data Exposure Verification
Our team implicates assessing the security of cloud services and storage to identify potential instances of data leakage or unauthorized access. This testing aims to discover any sensitive information that may be publicly accessible or inadequately protected within the cloud environment.
This process entails conducting an audit of identity and access management controls. It involves evaluating the usage of elevated privilege accounts, multi-factor authentication, password policies, identity, and access management policies, access keys, and credential usage policies.
Cloud Configuration Review
This review aims to identify potential misconfigurations and security gaps that could expose the cloud infrastructure to various risks and threats. This process includes examining network settings, access controls, authentication mechanisms, encryption methods, reviewing ingress and egress rulesets, flow logging mechanisms, traffic limits, and adherence to the principle of least privilege access rights and other relevant configurations to strengthen overall cloud security and protect sensitive data.
Building Pentesting Chain
Our team conducts a comprehensive cloud-pentesting exercise with the below-mentioned parameters –
- User Interfaces: We identify and assess user interfaces to ensure optimal user experience and identify potential attack vectors.
- Network Access: We evaluate network security measures to identify weak points and potential entry points for unauthorized access.
- Data Testing: Examine data flow through the application and database to identify vulnerabilities that may compromise data integrity and confidentiality.
- Virtualization and IAC: We determine the effectiveness of Kubernetes ACLs, Containers Configs, deployed Infrastructure as a code security review, and virtual machine isolation security testing to prevent unauthorized access to other workloads.
- Automation: We Utilize automated tools to efficiently identify and analyze potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the internal network.
- Regulation Compliance: We ensure that the application and database adhere to relevant regulations and compliance standards.
- Admin Inclusion Exception: We leave it to the vendor to decide whether including application admins in the testing process is necessary to identify internal vulnerabilities and potential threats or not.
The team generates a comprehensive report that summarizes the findings of the assessment, detailing the identified vulnerabilities, their respective risk levels, and recommended mitigation strategies. Following this, the team conducts a debriefing session with the vendor’s stakeholders, where they review the assessment results, address any inquiries or concerns, and provide valuable suggestions to improve cloud security measure.
We Periodically repeat the cloud pentesting process to ensure ongoing security and to address any changes or updates in the cloud environment. Use the results to continuously improve the organization’s cloud security posture.
AWS CLOUD PENTESTING
AWS penetration testing helps you find cloud security gaps that create exposure and risk. It is a necessary component of security if your organization is migrating to AWS, developing applications in AWS, or pentesting annually for compliance.
During AWS penetration tests, Certcube Labs identifies vulnerabilities, credentials, and misconfigurations that allow our expert cloud pentesters to access restricted resources, elevate user privileges, and expose sensitive data. Testing also identifies exposure of internet-exposed management interfaces, S3 buckets exposed to the internet, and security gaps in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) configurations.
GOOGLE CLOUD PENETESTING
Google Cloud penetration testing helps organizations establish security as they migrate to Google Cloud, develop applications in GCP, or use Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
During Google Cloud penetration tests, Certcube labs tests for vulnerabilities that adversaries can exploit. Our testing goes beyond automated scanning to manually exploit vulnerabilities and misconfigurations to identify security gaps in your Google Cloud attack surface.
AZURE CLOUD PENTESTING
Whether you are migrating to Azure, developing applications in Azure, or pentesting annually for compliance, Microsoft Azure penetration testing helps you ensure your cloud infrastructure is secure.
Certcube Labs identifies high impact vulnerabilities found in your Azure cloud services, including applications exposed to the internet. Our Azure pentesting also finds credentials, excessive privileges, and misconfigurations in Azure Active Directory that can lead to the compromise of your Azure infrastructure and enable an attacker to expose sensitive data, take over Azure resources, or pivot to attack your internal network.
ORACLE CLOUD PENTESTING
When an organization uses Oracle Cloud services, it’s essential to ensure the security of their cloud infrastructure and applications. Oracle cloud penetration testing involves conducting controlled and systematic security assessments of the Oracle Cloud environment to identify vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and security risks.
Oracle Cloud penetration testing should be performed by experienced and certified professionals who have expertise in both cloud security and the specific Oracle Cloud services being used.