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AWS Pentest

Cloud-based move, whether it’s hybrid or cloud hosted, is a game changer for businesses. Flexibility, Pricing, Speedy setups and redundancy are a few top benefits of cloud computing model.

Depending upon the use of cloud sharing model, AWS security issues have varying impacts ranging from default configuration to internal attacks bypassing detection capabilities. A cloud based account compromise whether it’s your vendor or employee may lead to potentially disastrous results down to simple misconfiguration or secure hardening vulnerabilities.

For this reason, regular AWS pentest assessments provide visibility into unknown areas shaping your business’ cloud security strategy.

AWS pentest

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Pentest Techniques

The following list of assessment techniques is a high-level view based on the main components of AWS cloud infrastructure. Obviously, this includes more test cases when an assessment is conducted based on assets deployed and their implementation based on functionality to the cloud audience. It is discussed and tailored during our scoping calls.

Traditional Infrastructure vs AWS Pentesting

One of the biggest changes when it comes to traditional vs AWS infrastructure is the ownership change. This means AWS requires formal notification (not approval) before any pen test activity takes place in your AWS environment. 

Despite the large scale cloud adoption, there are still myths around what can and cannot be tested. Shared responsibility model in cloud simply means:

Cloud provider is responsible for security of the cloud

Tenant or organisation client is responsible for security in the cloud

Anything that belongs to the below can’t be tested and is not allowed by AWS:

  • DNS attacks via Amazon Route 53 zones
  • Denial of Service (DoS), DDoS or any simulations
  • Port floods, Protocol floods or request flooding

Our AWS Pentest Services

Whether it’s for infrastructure as a service (IaaS), a platform as a service (PaaS) or software as a service (SaaS), we provide AWS pentest services for our customers across the globe. 

SaaS Security Testing

Whether it’s the risk of regulatory fines, data breaches or product security for your customers, SaaS security testing is a must do before going live to ensure all vulnerabilities are remediated. Secure software is a critical component for SaaS vendors and this assurance helps achieve this objective.

AWS Infrastructure Penetration Testing

AWS Penetration testing refers to identifying and exploiting security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations to simulate real-world cyber attacks. This exercise is helpful to identify, assess and remediate the high impact risks to your cloud environment.

AWS Security Review

It is your responsibility to secure assets hosted in the cloud. This includes secure configuration baselines, policies and procedures against AWS and other products serving your staff and users internally in the cloud.

Key Benefits

Cloud Provider provides resources, securing it is your responsibility.

AWS Pentest Methodology

Our AWS security review approach involves benchmark based assessments as well as standard pentest methodology extended to include AWS specific security concerns:

Step 1
Step 1

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

This phase involves reviewing identity and access management related controls. Generally, these include checks on the use of higher privilege accounts, use of MFA, password policy, IAM policies, access keys and credentials usage policies

Step 2
Step 2

AWS Logging

This phase includes reviews around CloudTrail log settings, trails configuration and use of CloudWatch or similar setup. AWS configuration settings, S3 bucket access logging and encryption are also reviewed.

Step 3
Step 3

Network Security

This involves checks around AWS network security groups, controls such as ingress, egress rulesets, flow logging, traffic restrictions, and least access privileges.

Step 4
Step 4


Cloud monitoring is one of the critical elements of AWS security strategy. You must know what’s being accessed, attempted for access or has been granted access. Audit events help with internal improvements as well as record keeping in case of an incident. These reviews include checks for real-time monitoring configuration, management sign-ins, unauthorised API calls, alarms for any changes made to access control lists, security policy/groups, routing tables, and related parameters.

Our Cyber Security Testing Services

Network & Infrastructure Penetration Testing

  • Protect your business against evolving network & infrastructure threats
  • Check services, patching, passwords, configurations & hardening issues
  • Internal, external, network segregation & device reviews
  • PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR Compliance support
  • Helps shape IT strategy & investments

Web Application & API Pen Testing

  • Assess real-world threats to web applications
  • Validate secure design best practices against OWASP Top 10
  • Timely check to avoid common pitfalls during development
  • Ensure strong authentication, authorisation, encryption mechanisms
  • Find loopholes to avoid data leakage or theft

Mobile Penetration Testing

  • Assess real-world mobile app security vulnerabilities
  • Validate secure design & configuration best practices
  • Increased flexibility and productivity of users through secure mobile offerings
  • Ensure strong mobile app authentication, authorisation, encryption mechanisms
  • Find mobile app or device loopholes to avoid data leakage or theft
  • PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Compliance Support

Cloud Penetration Testing

  • Better visibility on cloud process aligning
  • Secure validation of internal and third party integrations
  • Support ever changing regulatory/compliance requirements
  • Ensure strong authentication, authorisation, encryption mechanisms
  • Demonstrate data security commitment
  • Less is more – reduced costs, servers and staff

Digital Attack Surface Analysis

  • Attack surface analysis to identify high risk areas and blind spots
  • Improve your security team’s efficiency
  • Streamline your IT spends
  • Lower Risks and Likelihood of Data Breaches

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