Introduction to Azure Pentesting
Penetration Testing in the Azure cloud has important differences from an on-prem assessment. This range of unique technologies often leads to complications in security architecture and configuration– as well as the penetration testing process itself.
But the integration of new technologies brings about new security vulnerabilities as well. By penetration testing your Azure cloud environment, you can identify and eliminate these security risks – including those unique to your private cloud.
Why should you Pentest your Azure Cloud?
Azure comes with a number of security protections for experienced users. Microsoft also makes a point to adhere strictly to compliance and undergoes regular third-party audits. While this is a good place to start, it is each user’s responsibility to maintain their stability and security.
The Azure services provide the structure to create virtual machines, networks, and applications, but it is the end-user that owns them. For this reason, it is essential that your Azure instances also receive regular security audits to protect your most sensitive assets.
What Can Be Pentested in Azure?
Many elements of cloud services can’t be tested. For instance, it’s strictly forbidden to perform DDoS attacks on the network, as it may result in unplanned downtime for many users. There are also several services that can (and should) receive a regular assessment. The following are a few examples of those that we will test:
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Visual Studio Team Services