We get asked quite often how other organizations demonstrate their security posture to third parties, while avoiding divulging sensitive information. Below, we highlight how to effectively communicate your penetration testing results. All business-to-business relationships are different, and it is ultimately a business decision what level of detail you ultimately share with your clients. Some firms provide our certification letter as evidence of security assessments being performed, others simply state that they have done testing, and others offer full Executive Overviews from our tests, if requested. All businesses are different, so ultimately it should be an internal decision on what your firm deems acceptable to provide to outsiders and how you want to show your dedication to security. A formal risk assessment evaluates the threats to your organization, the vulnerabilities of your network, and the security controls you have in place to protect your network.
Penetration Testing Rules of Engagement
Microsoft Cloud Penetration Testing Rules of Engagement
One of the benefits of using Azure for application testing and deployment is that you can quickly get environments created. This is great — but you still need to make sure you perform your normal security due diligence. One of the things you likely want to do is penetration test the applications you deploy in Azure. You might already know that Microsoft performs penetration testing of our Azure environment.
Effective immediately, AWS customers are welcome to carry out security assessments or penetration tests against their AWS infrastructure without prior approval for 8 services. Please ensure that these activities are aligned with the policy set out below. If you discover a security issue within any AWS services in the course of your security assessment, please contact AWS Security immediately. Private Preview and NDA — We're currently operating a preview program for security assessments of the services below. Permitted Services — You're welcome to conduct security assessments against AWS resources that you own if they make use of the services listed below.
The aim of this section of the PTES is to present and explain the tools and techniques available which aid in a successful pre-engagement step of a penetration test. The information within this section is the result of the many years of combined experience of some of the most successful penetration testers in the world. If you are a customer looking for penetration test we strongly recommend going to the General Questions section of this document.