The vulnerabilities faced by the data stored on the Cloud or applications hosted there are self-explanatory, justifying the increasing importance of the Penetration Testing of Cloud based applications, services and infrastructure. With an increasing number of enterprises migrating to the Cloud, the chances of breaches, threats and vulnerabilities increase day by day. Enterprises face unique challenges in protecting their resources over the various models of the Cloud.
The value of this type of testing is that it keeps the security team on its toes and allows it to understand issues as they arise. Compared with the cost of recent settlements, pen testing is cheap insurance that one's security is the best it can be and that any vulnerabilities will be identified and corrected ASAP