Penetration Testing

Cloud Security Testing

Cloud computing has become an attractive approach for both small and large enterprises alike. Some of the more common reasons organisations turn to cloud computing services include cost and security.

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Cloud Security Testing

Cloud computing uses a network of remote servers hosted on the internet, to store, manage and process data. While cloud computing boasts near-limitless opportunities for scale and sustainability, it also comes with risks as companies may be unclear on whom the responsibility for security rests. All the security provided by your chosen cloud provider, such as Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and the like, may not mitigate threats, including insecure APIs, web application security issues and account hijacking.

North Star has specialist cloud security testers that use industry-standard best practices to help assess your cloud environment's security posture. In addition, each report will provide detailed expert advice to help your business go beyond industry best practice security standards.

Cloud Security Testing
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What we do

Features

Features of this service

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Knowledge of your environment

You’ll gain a deeper insight into your cloud estate; what systems you are exposing to the public and what services you have in the cloud that could be at risk.

More cost effective

With the ever-growing threat of Cyber-attacks, and the amount it could cost your business to recover after an attack it, it is vital to test your cloud services for vulnerabilities. North Star provide excellent services at an affordable rate.

Increased technical assurance

You will receive remediation advice to industry standard best practice to help maintain a robust and efficient, more effective technical infrastructure.

Achieve ever changing compliance requirements

You’ll receive advice and support on how to keep track of constant additions and changes to cloud services.

Avoid Breaches

Our report will provide you with a better understanding of the attack surface and what your system may be exposed to, to help prevent a breach from happening.

Improve overall security

We will provide you with recommendations on how to better secure your cloud configuration, and recognise vulnerabilities before they are exploited by attackers.

Methodology

How we work

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Contact

Get in touch and speak with one of the team.

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Strategy

Strategic scoping call with our leading technical advisor to find out your exact requirements

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RoadmaP

Tailor a roadmap to exactly what you need. We look to partner with our clients and be the trusted advisor they need

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Onboarding

Our onboarding process is streamlined and smooth to ensue there is little to no disruption to your service

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Continuous service

Your continuous security plan will give you the confidence in your security trusting an accredited professional partner is on hand 24/7

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How we do it

Pre-Engagement

North Star will engage with the client to determine their requirements and ensure that the engagement is correctly scoped to deliver on those requirements and make sure all of the correct legal requirements are satisfied.

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Pre-Engagement

North Star will engage with the client to determine their requirements and ensure that the engagement is correctly scoped to deliver on those requirements and make sure all of the correct legal requirements are satisfied

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Reconnaissance

This phase helps obtain information about available services, potential versions of the services and get a general understanding of the environment that will be tested

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Threat Modelling

Using all of the information gathered in the reconnaissance phase, North Star will determine where the potential risk of exploitation lies and create a plan to verify those findings

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Exploitation

During this phase, and as agreed with the client in the pre-engagement phase North Star will attempt to exploit any vulnerabilities or misconfigurations identified in the previous phases to confirm that the risk exists

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Post-Exploitation

Depending on the agreed approach for exploitation, North Star may also attempt to gain further access from the compromised host(s) further into the client’s network or attempt to obtain sensitive information

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Reporting

As with all of North Star services, we will provide detailed expert advice in our report to help align your infrastructure with industry best practice security standards

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Clean-up

As far as is possible, the systems tested will be returned to their pre-test state to remove any uploaded files or elevated accounts that were created

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Our Happy Customers

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From a business perspective, North Star provide an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective security service which has benefitted thinkmoney considerably over the course of the last year.

Glenn Sproule
CISO thinkmoney
thinkmoney

From a business perspective, North Star provide an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective security service which has benefitted thinkmoney considerably over the course of the last year.

Glenn Sproule
CISO, thinkmoney
SSE Utilities Solutions

Their knowledge in the subject matter was excellent and I found them easy to engage, personable and approachable.

Ian Cheshire
Enterprise IT Lead Solution Architect, SSE Utilities Solutions
Connected Tech Group

It’s really refreshing to work with experts who act as an extension of our team. North Star don’t stop at identifying issues, they are happy to work with us to solve them too.

Andrew Cockayne
CEO, Connected Tech Group
Pickfords

If you are looking for a company to really deliver on the service they are offering, I would look no further. Very quick and easy process. They completed the report within a tight timeframe and offered plenty of helpful advice!

Waseem Akram
Group IT Manager, Pickfords

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