Cloud Security Assessments revolve around the systematic identification of vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and control gaps within the cloud environment, along with providing actionable recommendations to enhance the overall cloud security posture. Our comprehensive Technical Assessments for Cloud Security encompass
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing: Conducting thorough evaluations to identify potential vulnerabilities and simulate real-world attacks to assess the robustness of the cloud infrastructure.
Cloud Configuration Review: A meticulous examination of the cloud configuration settings to ensure adherence to best practices and mitigate any potential security loopholes.
Security Architecture Review: Assessing the security architecture of the cloud environment to evaluate its effectiveness in safeguarding against threats, identifying any architectural weaknesses, and suggesting improvements.
The fast rise of cloud computing in recent years has altered worldwide commercial activity by delivering efficient business supporting technology, but it has also introduced various cloud security concerns and risks. The expanding use of the public cloud, which involves massive amounts of data, is creating new cloud security challenges and vulnerabilities.
Cloud Configuration Review help to identify risks specific to the cloud infrastructure and corresponding applications and processes. It helps organizations assess the effectiveness of controls implemented and the remediations required. Such assessments focus on key security elements such as data segmentation, access and authentication, availability, regulatory practices and compliance.
Why do we need? CloudShield Configuration Review
- Identifying all the components in the cloud environment from a security perspective and mapping
- Review of all user/group roles and privileges
- Document all the Identify and Access management configurations with user management capabilities
- Review the security configurations of all the implemented services
- Review logging configurations, incident response capabilities, backup, and disaster recovery implementations of all the components
- Review the secure cloud architecture and strategy for security visibility, management, and compliance needs, and to protect the assets from known and unknown threats
What do you get? CloudShield
- Cloud Configuration Reviews give you an idea as to how effective the deployed cloud application is at using a cloud provider’s controls to ensure security.
- Assures the organization that the infrastructure has been properly configured to follow the best practices, compliance, and regulatory standards.
- Some of the utilized standards are:
- CSA STAR
- ISO/IEC 27017:2015
- ISO/IEC 27018:2019
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), also known as Offensive Security Testing, encompass two distinct types of vulnerability testing. These tests, when combined, offer a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability assessment tools identify the presence of vulnerabilities but do not distinguish between exploitable flaws and non-exploitable ones. On the other hand, penetration tests aim to exploit system vulnerabilities to determine the potential for unauthorized access or malicious activities, thereby assessing the threat landscape for an application. Penetration tests uncover exploitable flaws and assess the severity of each one.
Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) involves a black-box testing approach, where the tester assesses an application externally while it is running, simulating an attacker’s perspective. In contrast, Static Application Security Testing (SAST) adopts a white-box testing methodology, with the tester examining the application from within, scrutinizing its source code to identify potential security vulnerabilities.