The growth in cloud platforms has made cloud security testing a very crucial step in security assessment of cloud applications.There are some legal and technical complexities involved in security testing of such applications. Cloud security assessment is a complete evaluation of hosted application as well as platform itself. In this letter we talk about how can we do that along with some highlights from RSA conference and GDPR.
RSA Conference 2018 Highlights
We attended the RSA Conference 2018 to support our customers who were exhibiting in the security domain.
RSA 2018 was an inspiring opportunity to meet other security professionals and learn from each other. The conference was full of actionable intelligence on how to combat security breaches and avert costly information security scenarios, not to mention the information on thousands of tools, solutions, and technologies.
New attack techniques uncovered
- Repositories and cloud storage data leakage
- Hardware vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre
- Cryptocoin mining
- Big data analytics, de-anonymization, and correlation
- Exploitability in ICS/SCADA
Upcoming innovative security products
Gave an overview of what's coming next in security. For details refer to: https://www.rsaconference.com/blogs/this-years-innovation-sandbox-theme-taking-humans-out-of-the-security-equation
This is the biggest development in years for data privacy regulations. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is now applicable in regard to all EU citizens. Under this new set of regulations, all organizations must protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens.
What to verify in Cloud Security
Evaluation – Tools and Technologies
Tenable.io Vulnerability Management
Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is the solution for ensuring security of data on cloud. It is a widely used tool for cloud security assessment.
This tool works with Microsoft Azure, Salesforce, Rackspace, and AWS but does not support Google Cloud Platform.
Some of the crucial checks at application and cloud environment level.
- Rogue authentication, unauthorized user access
- Unauthorized database access (sql injection)
- HTTP header injection
- Fake encryption check
- Is device information available (like OS, etc)
- Can device be used as a host for malicious activities
- Rogue ftp/api access
- phpmyadmin vulnerabilities
- Rogue cookies use
- Compromised SSL security - self-signed/old certificates, weak ciphers
- Secured data visibility in public network, anonymous ftp enabled, https not used, sql injection
- How well the network is protected, wrt to routers, data-packets, encryption protocols
- Are the various user rights properly working
- Identify how well the virtual machines isolate your workload
For detailed information refer: https://www.tenable.com/products/tenable-io/vulnerability-management
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