Cloud Security Penetration Testing

Protect against what threatens your cloud environments

Many organizations believe that moving to a cloud-based architecture eliminates risks and vulnerabilities that plague traditional models. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Not only are traditional security measures no longer effective at managing a cloud environment, but moving to a cloud architecture also introduces a new array of threats. For this reason, it is critical to perform comprehensive penetration testing of all cloud infrastructures.

Cloud service providers (CSPs), including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and hybrid, and the organizations that use these services are faced with security challenges. Coalfire is here to help.

Because the Coalfire Labs team understands cloud architecture – and how to break it – CSPs, enterprise organizations, and government agencies turn to Coalfire to help them identify and guard against vulnerabilities and emerging threats in the cloud.

Our teams are highly experienced and well versed in NIST 800-53 and Department of Defense requirements. We understand how these requirements relate to commercial cloud environments and have incorporated this into all our engineering processes, ensuring our clients they can operate in the cloud with confidence.

CSP penetration test attack vectors

  • Attack the cloud environment from the Internet, emulating an anonymous attacker.
  • Attack the cloud environment from within the context of a customer’s access, emulating the impact a compromised customer system or partner network may have, by:
    • Escalating privileges within the customer environment.
    • Gaining access to CSP backbone infrastructure.
    • Compromising other cloud service tenants.
  • Attack the corporation by:
    • Gaining a foothold in the environment through social engineering.
    • Compromising systems to collect credentials that have access to the cloud environment.
    • Compromising systems to gain access to source code or other sensitive programming material.

Cloud consumer penetration test attack vectors

  • For virtual private clouds, attack the cloud environment from the Internet, emulating an anonymous attacker.
  • Attack the cloud environment from within the context of an internally authenticated user, emulating the impact an internal threat to:
    • Escalate privileges within the cloud service.
    • Gain access to other backbone infrastructure.
  • Attack the corporation by:
    • Gaining a foothold in the environment through social engineering.
    • Compromising systems in the corporate environment with the goal of collecting credentials that have access to the cloud environment.
    • Compromising development and administrative systems to gain access to source code or other sensitive programming material.

Why partner with Coalfire?

  • Identify risks to your organization before experiencing a negative impact to the business.
  • Reveal cloud infrastructure vulnerabilities and have a clear path to remediation.
  • Improve cloud security posture and defense capabilities.
  • Ensure business continuity.
  • Operate in the cloud with confidence.
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