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Overview

Custom assessments to protect your cloud environments from cyber threats

If your business utilises cloud services and applications to support day-to-day operations, security is of paramount importance and should include a robust security assessment program.

With specific rules of engagement set by each provider, cloud penetration testing is not straightforward. Our range of custom cloud security assessments can help your organisation overcome these challenges by uncovering and addressing vulnerabilities that could leave critical assets exposed.

Definition

What is cloud penetration testing?

Cloud penetration testing is a form of security assessment conducted on an environment hosted by a cloud service provider such as Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft Azure. Cloud pen testing is designed to gauge the effectiveness of security controls and identify, safely exploit and help to remediate vulnerabilities before they are compromised by malicious adversaries.

The benefits of cloud security testing include:

  • Improved understanding of cloud security risks
  • Vulnerabilities fixed before they can be maliciously exploited
  • Independent validation of cloud security controls
  • Clearer demonstration of commitment to security to external stakeholders
  • Better prioritisation of future security investments
  • Enhanced support of data security compliance mandates

Vulnerabilities

Common cloud vulnerabilities

Our range of cloud security assessments are designed to identify some of the biggest and most common threats to cloud environments, including:

Authentication flaws

Poor privilege management

Unpatched vulnerabilities

Poor password management

Application misconfigurations

Insufficient log management

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Expertise

Our security qualifications

Types

Types of cloud penetration testing

Whether you’re looking for a cloud penetration test utilising traditional internal and external assessment techniques, or a cloud configuration review to compare configurations against best practice, our experts are well-placed to assist.

We follow tried and tested methodologies to rigorously assess your environments and measure them against CIS benchmarks. While cloud pen testing no longer requires prior authorisation, testers are must follow rules of engagement outlined by cloud providers.

Our cloud security testing experts are well-versed in navigating these rules and can perform testing on a range of environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Azure AD, and Microsoft 365.

Meet some of our team

Faisal
“Our remit is to think creatively to find solutions that will help keep your organisation more secure. We’re continually improving our knowledge of how adversaries think so that we can better identify security weaknesses and enhance detection of new and emerging threats.”
Faisal
Security Consultant
Philip Veness
“We aim to make sure that your organisation gets the best possible value from a pen test. We'll talk you through the assessment at every stage and answer any questions you might have along the way.”  

 

Philip
Security Consultant

Agile pen testing

The benefits of an agile methodology

Agile pen testing is a method of integrating regular testing into your software development lifecycle (SDLC), rather than testing at infrequent points in time. This form of continuous pen testing works with release schedules to ensure that new features are secure and don’t translate into risk for your customers.

Learn more about agile pen testing

Why choose Redscan?

A trusted partner for pen testing

  • One of the highest accredited UK pentesting companies
  • A deep understanding of how hackers operate
  • In-depth threat analysis and advice you can trust
  • Complete post-test care for effective risk remediation
  • Multi award-winning offensive security services
  • Avg. 9/10 customer satisfaction, 95% retention rate

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