What is AWS Penetration Testing?
AWS penetration test is a type of assessment designed to identify and address vulnerabilities within Amazon AWS Cloud infrastructures that could be exploited by hackers. While Amazon provides a set of secure tools to build and configure your cloud, it is each user’s responsibility to maintain the stability and security of their environment. Our services help you take proactive measures to address vulnerabilities that can lead to a security breach. In addition, it will help you understand how changes to your environment may impact the security of your infrastructure. As a result, AWS penetration testing is an essential tool for ensuring the stability and security of your Amazon AWS environment.
Traditional Pentest vs AWS Penetration Testing
AWS offers a wide range of predefined services as compared to traditional infrastructures. It is designed in a way that it can be easily scaled up or down, but its extensive flexibility opens up potential security risks that are often left unknown until an incident occurs.
We have designed a methodology that specifically aims to identify common security issues within AWS services. In addition to our typical penetration testing process, we target some of the most critical and often vulnerable components of the infrastructure:
AWS IAM user
AWS APIs &
How Hackers Breach Your AWS
In order to accurately represent the security of an organization’s AWS environment, we attempt various attack techniques used by hackers to breach your cybersecurity. By imitating the attacks of real-world adversaries, we can find and fix critical vulnerabilities before they’re exploited. Areas we often assess include user permissions and publicly exposed AWS services:
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AWS Security Shared Responsability Model
Although Amazon provides a set of security measures to build your infrastructure, it remains your responsibility to manage the security of your cloud-hosted assets. This means that you need to ensure that your systems are compliant with all relevant security standards, and that you have appropriate security measures in place to protect your data and systems. Our recommendations will help you take full advantage of Amazon’s security features, making it easier to build and maintain a secure environnement. For example, Amazon’s CloudTrail service provides detailed logs of all API calls made to your AWS account, which can help you to audit and monitor activity.