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Cloud Penetration Testing Playbook
Cloud Penetration Testing Playbook

Cloud Penetration Testing Playbook

Release Date: 07/12/2019

Working Group: Top Threats

As cloud services continue to enable new technologies and see massive adoption there is a need to extend the scope of penetration testing into public cloud systems and components. The process described here aims to provide the foundation for a public cloud penetration testing methodology and is designed for current and future technologies that are hosted on public cloud environments or services. In particular, this document focuses on penetration testing of applications and services hosted in the cloud. It addresses the methodological and knowledge gaps in security testing of information systems and applications in public cloud environments.

This work focuses on testing systems and services hosted in public cloud environments. This refers to customer-controlled or customer-managed systems and services. For example, a custom virtual machine, managed and controlled by the cloud customer, in an IaaS environment would be in-scope whereas the hypervisor of an IaaS environment that is controlled by the cloud service provider isn’t. As for testing hybrid clouds, this document does not cover the hybrid interface and on-premises environment.

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Michael Roza
Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 85 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Zero Trust/Software-Defined Perimeter, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Containers/Microservices, DevSecOps, and other working groups. He has also served as co-chair of CSA's Enterprise Architecture, Top Threats, and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key M...

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Jon-Michael Brook

Jon-Michael C. Brook, Principal at Guide Holdings, LLC, has 20 years of experience in Information Security with such organizations as Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Optiv Security and Symantec. Mr. Brook's work traverses the government, financial, healthcare, gaming, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Brook obtained a number of industry certifications, including CISSP and CCSK, has patents and trade secrets in...

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