Validating the AWS security implementation in the cloud forms a comprehensive and flexible security plan. Due to the nature of AWS environment, AWS themselves encourage organisations to conduct penetration test of their applications, instances, and the underlying operating systems. Hence, organisations should partner with businesses that are familiar with the program and the rules that govern it. This is a critical success factor for the organisation when considering an engagement.
Top 5 vulnerabilities to test in AWS environment
Prior to partnering with a penetration testing provider, ensure their understanding of your business deliverables and operations is clear. Also, make sure their approach to identify risks directly correlates to your business.
AWS environment is quite complex and securing data in the cloud can be challenging. Penetration testing is an essential step for maintaining compliance and reducing your attack footprint. As part of your overall cloud strategy, be sure to make penetration testing a priority and work with a partner that has the necessary skills and knowledge.