CLOUD SECURITY ASSESSMENT

Cloud adoption has a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 40 percent and, according to Gartner, may hit 3.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. As cloud services become ubiquitous, concerns over data security and privacy mount.

IOActive can help you negotiate the delta between a cloud environment and your network security architecture. We will work with your organization to establish a standard for secure cloud deployments. As a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance, IOActive is well versed in all aspects of cloud security, including infrastructure, application, platform, administration, and compliance.

Cloud Data Security
You may have heard the mantra "know where your data is and know where your data is going." This is the cornerstone of all data security, including compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). PCI DSS compliance hinges on your ability to implement network access controls and periodically test their effectiveness. This can be difficult to do on a cloud platform, where the underlying infrastructure is outsourced.

So how do you take advantage of the benefits of cloud systems without jeopardizing security or PCI DSS compliance? You do so in the same way you would approach any new technology: by understanding the architecture and selecting a platform that exposes you to the least amount of risk. IOActive can help your organization identify its existing risk and map a course that provides both security and compliance.

Cloud Security Planning
IOActive will help you establish a strategic direction for leveraging the benefits of the cloud while minimizing risk. We work with your team to understand the ramifications of cloud adoption on your information security program and integrate cloud controls into your overall security program.

Partnering with IOActive will enable your organization to:

  • Determine the specific steps you should take to securely move a business process to the cloud
  • Identify the security controls that are available and define how they should be deployed to mitigate risk
  • Establish control criteria for cloud providers and different classes of information

Assurance Testing of Cloud Deployments
IOActive has experience testing cloud deployments. We can assess the effectiveness of your security controls and determine if they are properly implemented. We will help your team understand how difficult or easy it would be for an attacker to penetrate your defenses and understand the potential impact.

IOActive’s cloud-related services include:

  • Penetration testing
  • Web application security assessments
  • Compiled application security assessments
  • Secure code reviews
  • Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) implementation and training
  • Denial-of-Service (DoS) preparedness training
  • Architecture review
  • Configuration review

Incident Response in Cloud Environments
Let IOActive work as your partner in cloud security. We have experience mitigating cloud environment incidents and know how to capture evidence, such as meaningful log data. We can help you integrate cloud architectures and dataflows into your current incident response program.

IOActive BlockWatch
IOActive BlockWatch helps enable a trusted cloud infrastructure by providing software assurance and high-integrity verification of the volatile memory in Windows-based systems. BlockWatch analyzes the memory acquired from a hypervisor-type cloud infrastructure and alerts you if any unknown code is running. BlockWatch is by far the world’s largest hash database, featuring 400+ million integrity checks. Use BlockWatch for:

  • Physical memory traversal
  • Structure analysis
  • Integrity checking

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