Comprehensive cloud penetration testing

Network & Infrastructure Tests

All Cloud Tech Tested

All vendors of cloud infrastructure and apps are pen tested, including AWS, Azure, GCP, & more

Competitive Prices

Competitive Pricing

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from a penetration test thanks to our competitive prices

Qualified Security Experts

Certified Experts

Our penetration testers are certified by globally recognized bodies such as CREST and OSCP

Free Vulnerability Scan

Free Vulnerability Scans

Protect your business all year round with 12 months of free vulnerability scans with selected pen tests

What is cloud pen testing?

TCloud technology is a key business enabler, with cloud apps and infrastructure at the heart of today’s business operations. This makes securing those cloud technologies a number one priority for businesses. Cloud pen testing is the best way to scrutinize your cloud provider’s security and ensure your business data is protected. Target Defense uses our own expert cloud pen testers to uncover vulnerabilities, weaknesses and technical misconfigurations that a cyber attacker would target. Our most common engagements are for AWS, GCP Microsoft 365 & Azure.

Benefits of cloud penetration testing

The threat of hackers finding security flaws in your cloud apps and infrastructure increases every day. A cloud pen test from Target Defense will help you discover your cloud security flaws and make a plan to fix them.

Third-party cloud service providers own the technologies they produce and are primarily responsible for securing them. However businesses are also accountable for ensuring that the cloud is configured correctly, and securely integrated with their network. The grey area of what is known as the ‘shared responsibility’ model refers to security misconfigurations and vulnerabilities which can be introduced into the environment from either side. Cloud pen testing is the best way to uncover these hidden threats, keeping hackers out of the cloud and ensuring that businesses meet their security obligations when using cloud services.

Test your systems, network & infrastructure for weaknesses

Test your cloud apps and infrastructure for weaknesses

Categorize and exploit all discovered vulnerabilities

Categorize and exploit all discovered vulnerabilities

Full reports detail technical and business impacts

Full reports detail technical and business impacts

Use this information to protect and enhance your organization

Use this information to protect and enhance your organization

Free VA scans with selected pen tests

To help your organization stay protected against evolving threats, we give you 12 months vulnerability scanning for free with selected penetration tests.

Top 5 cloud pen test vulnerabilities

The multitude of configuration and service options of cloud services means our cloud pen tests find numerous security flaws. Here are the top 5 security vulnerabilities we find during our cloud pen tests:

  • Exposed cloud storage instances
  • External data sharing
  • Vulnerable interfaces and APIs
  • User roles & policies
  • Server-side request forgery

Target Defense pen test methodology

Industry standard best practices are embedded into all Target Defense penetration tests

Scope definition & pre-engagement interactions

Based on your defined goals, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored testing strategy.

Intelligence gathering & threat modelling

In this reconnaissance stage, our experts use the latest groundbreaking techniques to gather as much security information as possible.

Vulnerability analysis

Using the latest tools and sector knowledge, we’ll uncover what’s making your critical assets vulnerable and at risk from attack.


Using a range of custom-made exploits and existing software, our penetration testers will test all core infrastructure and components without disrupting your business.


The team will determine the risks and pivot to other systems and networks if within the scope of the test. All compromised systems will be thoroughly cleaned of any scripts.


Our security team will produce a comprehensive report with their findings. Once received, we’ll invite you for a collaborative read through. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and request further information on key aspects of your test.

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