Cloud technology has become an integral component of IT infrastructure for many companies today, whether in the form of classical virtualized servers, serverless services, Kubernetes clusters and containers, or pure software-as-a-service products such as Office 365 or Google Workspaces. While the cloud offers flexibility and simplified IT management, improper usage can serve as a gateway for attackers to access the most critical company resources. Over the years, even well-established organizations have experienced compromises in their cloud environments, resulting in substantial data breaches. It is imperative to comprehend the limitations of the cloud while maximizing its potential to adequately safeguard valuable assets.
A cloud security assessment concentrates on identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the infrastructure before potential attackers can exploit them, ultimately compromising the entire company. The assessment involves analyzing deviations from best practices, paths for privilege escalation, misconfigurations, incident response readiness, and mechanisms for protecting confidential data. Each security assessment places emphasis on a comprehensive review, collaboration with customers, and guidance on mitigations. These steps enable IT teams to explore and implement tailored security strategies that enhance the overall security posture of cloud infrastructures. A properly protected cloud environment, utilizing various security measures provided by the cloud itself or third-party cloud-integrated services, becomes exceedingly challenging to breach without detection.
The approach is always customized to meet the specific needs of the customer and their environment. Since each environment is unique, a static checklist approach fails to deliver optimal results. The assessment is conducted as a white-box analysis, adopting the perspective of a real attacker intending to compromise the infrastructure, and gaining access to critical resources. This review incorporates insights from security guidelines provided by cloud vendors, industry standards, and the latest information from real attacks and conferences, given the ever-evolving nature of the cloud landscape. The assessment relies heavily on manual analysis, complemented by the use of cutting-edge security toolkits, a clear understanding of the architecture, and discussions with the customer to ensure the highest quality within the allocated project timeframe.
Simply contact us, let us know what you need to test. We will revert with some questions to understand the scope, schedule the test and tailor the test to meet your needs, for free. If you want to proceed, we will send you an offer for signing and coordinate the steps together from there.