Cloud adoption continues to increase. Adoption accelerated with the recent increased shift to virtual businesses and a remote work staff. In the same timeframe, web-based attacks have continued to increase. As more organizations move their data and applications to the cloud, cybercriminals have increasingly targeted cloud applications and infrastructures.
While they are increasingly popular, cloud implementations have also proven they can be challenging. As organizations adopt more advanced cloud services, such as containerization and serverless computing, their attack surface becomes more complex and harder to secure. This is complicated even more by fact that many organizations have a lack of not only cloud security expertise, but a lack of even cloud computing expertise.
Cloud implementations comes in several different levels of service, including infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and software as a service. Pretty much any variation of cloud service relies on a “shared responsibility model.”
Your exact responsibilities vary depending on the exact cloud model you are using, but, in general, you are likely responsible for the data, and for making sure the server configurations meet your business and security needs. The provider typically has responsibility for the defined platforms – the servers as implemented in the cloud.
This ultimately means that, unless you are buying a full software as a service solution, you still have significant responsibilities in defining and managing the security of your cloud solution.
Evolve Security cloud penetration tests are designed to help improve your ability to manage the security of your cloud implementation. This includes evaluating who can get access to the data and applications within your cloud environment. As part of this process Evolve Security provides actionable information about security weaknesses related to your cloud infrastructure, helping you to remediate security weaknesses before they can be exploited by malicious actors, helping to protect sensitive data and maintain the integrity and availability of your cloud environment.