As digiALERT, we specialize in conducting comprehensive penetration testing on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environments to identify and mitigate potential security risks. Our process includes the following steps:
- Scope Definition: We work with the client to define the scope of the testing, including which GCP services and resources will be included, any specific goals or objectives for the test, and any compliance or regulatory requirements that need to be met.
- Reconnaissance: Our experts gather information about the client's GCP environment, identifying the various services and resources in use and identifying potential vulnerabilities or misconfigurations.
- Exploitation: Our experts use various tools and techniques to attempt to exploit the identified vulnerabilities, simulating real-world attacks to determine the security of the environment.
- Reporting: Once the testing is complete, we provide the client with a detailed report that includes a list of vulnerabilities found, recommendations for remediation, and guidance on how to improve the security of their GCP environment.
Speak to an expert
GCP Pentesting is a comprehensive security testing service offered by digiALERT, designed to help identify and mitigate potential risks in your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environment. It helps you ensure that your applications, networks, and systems are secure from malicious actors and unauthorized access. Our GCP Pentesting services include:
- Vulnerability Assessments: We perform vulnerability assessments to identify any weaknesses or vulnerabilities in your GCP environment. We use automated tools and manual testing techniques to scan and identify any potential risks or security flaws that may exist in your infrastructure.
- Network Security Audits: We audit your network for potential security issues that could affect your GCP environment. Our network security audits involve a deep dive into your network infrastructure, identifying and evaluating potential threats, and providing recommendations.
- Application Security Testing: We use advanced tools and techniques to test the security of your web applications, mobile applications, and APIs. Our application security testing helps you detect and mitigate any potential risks in your GCP environment.
- Compliance Audits: We audit your GCP environment to ensure that it is compliant with industry standards and regulations. Our compliance audits are designed to help you meet the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other regulatory frameworks.
In a survey conducted by SANS Institute, 41% of respondents reported that their organizations use GCP for cloud-based services.
According to a report by Censys, the number of publicly exposed GCP services increased by 600% between 2018 and 2019.
A research paper by RedLock found that nearly 60% of GCP databases were not encrypted and over 80% did not have any form of access logging enabled.
In 2020, Synack released a report showing that the top vulnerability categories for GCP pentesting were Information Disclosure (23%), Cross-Site Scripting (20%), and Access Control Issues (14%).
A study by NCC Group found that GCP was one of the cloud platforms with the highest percentage of misconfigured cloud services, with 73% of all GCP services being potentially vulnerable due to misconfigurations.
Another report by Prisma Cloud revealed that over 40% of GCP users have experienced at least one security incident due to misconfigured services, and over 60% of these incidents involved data exposure or leakage.
Speak to an expert
How do we do
At digiALERT, we specialize in conducting comprehensive penetration testing of GCP environments to identify and mitigate potential security risks. Our process includes the following steps:
- Planning and Scoping: We begin by defining the scope of the testing, identifying the specific systems and networks that will be tested, and outlining the specific goals and objectives of the test.
- Reconnaissance: We gather information about the target environment, which may include conducting online research and using scanning tools to identify open ports and services.
- Vulnerability Assessment: We use various tools and techniques to identify vulnerabilities in the target environment, including attempting to exploit known vulnerabilities and guessing or cracking passwords.
- Exploitation: Once vulnerabilities are identified, we attempt to exploit them to gain unauthorized access to the target environment.
- Reporting: After the testing is complete, we prepare a comprehensive report detailing the findings of the test, including a list of vulnerabilities found, the severity of each vulnerability, and recommendations for addressing them.
Our goal is to provide organizations with a better understanding of their security posture and help them identify areas that need improvement in their GCP environment.
WHY GCP Pentesting
WHO NEEDS AWS GCP Pentesting
The frequency of GCP Penetration Testing is dependent on the level of risk associated with the environment and the criticality of the data it handles. As a general rule, it is recommended to perform penetration testing at least once a year, or whenever there are significant changes to the environment or applications.
For high-risk environments or those that handle sensitive data, it may be necessary to perform penetration testing more frequently. For example, financial institutions and healthcare organizations may need to conduct penetration testing on a quarterly or even monthly basis to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their environments.
Along with scheduled penetration testing, it is also recommended to conduct ad-hoc testing whenever there are significant changes to the environment or applications. This could include updates to the applications themselves, changes to the infrastructure or supporting systems, or new security threats.
How often is GCP Pentesting recommended
When it would be performed
The frequency of GCP Penetration Testing depends on the level of risk associated with the environment and the importance of the data it handles. In general, it is recommended to conduct penetration testing at least annually, or whenever there are significant changes to the environment or applications.
For high-risk environments, or those that handle sensitive data, it may be necessary to conduct penetration testing more frequently. For example, financial institutions and healthcare organizations may need to conduct penetration testing on a quarterly or even monthly basis to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their environments.
In addition to scheduled penetration testing, it is also recommended to conduct ad-hoc testing whenever there are significant changes to the environment or applications. This could include updates to the applications themselves, changes to the infrastructure or supporting systems, or new security threats.
Speak to an expert
How are we
- Our team of certified and experienced professionals are experts in GCP and have a deep understanding of its architecture and security features.
- We use a combination of manual and automated testing techniques to identify vulnerabilities and assess the overall security of your GCP environment.
- We provide detailed and actionable recommendations for remediation of any vulnerabilities identified during the testing process.
- Our testing approach is designed to simulate real-world attacks and evaluate the effectiveness of your security controls.
- We offer flexible engagement options to meet your specific needs, including on-demand and periodic testing.
- We provide a comprehensive report with clear and concise findings, including risk ratings and prioritized recommendations.
- We offer additional services such as remediation support and training to help you implement the recommended security measures.
- We have a proven track record of successful penetration testing engagements with a variety of clients across multiple industries.
- We adhere to industry best practices and follow all relevant laws and regulations during our testing process.
- Our testing services are designed to help you meet compliance requirements and enhance your overall security posture.
- Real-time reports on the status of your in-progress engagements
- Access to previous reports for analysis , review and improvement
- Reports available in various formats including XLS, PDF, and Word
- Project management tools to help you keep track of and prioritize cyber security tasks in KAN-BAN format
- 24/7 Support desk with security consultants available to answer your questions and help you address any issues
- Up-to-date news on the latest cyber security trends and threats
- Educational resources, such as webinars and tutorials, to improve your knowledge of cyber security best practices
What's in our reports ?
- Overview of testing scope and methodology
- List of vulnerabilities and risks identified
- Detailed descriptions of each vulnerability
- Recommendations for remediation
- Information on testing environment
- Executive summary of key findings
- Details on how vulnerabilities were exploited
- Evidence of vulnerability (screenshots, session logs, network traces)
Our Service Delivery
- Meeting deck for project kickoff
- Daily tracking sheet for issues
- Weekly report on project execution status
- Executive summary report
- Reports on security assessments
- Consolidated issue tracking sheet
- Reassessment report
- Consolidated report on security assessments
- E-verifiable Certificate is issued