Mitigating the top 10 security threats to GCP using the CIS Google Cloud Platform Foundation Benchmark

As one of the proud contributors to the newest version of the CIS Google Cloud Platform Foundation Benchmark, I wanted to raise awareness about the new version release of this benchmark [1] by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and how it can help a company to set a strong security baseline or foundation for … Continue reading Mitigating the top 10 security threats to GCP using the CIS Google Cloud Platform Foundation Benchmark

Tool Release – ScoutSuite 5.11.0

We’re proud to announce the release of a new version of our open-source, multi-cloud auditing tool ScoutSuite (on Github)! The most significant improvements and features added include: CoreImproved CLI options, test coverage and some dependenciesAWSAdded new findings for multiple servicesBug fixesAdded ARNs for all resourcesAzureAdded new findingsBug fixesGCPNew ruleset for GCP CIS version 1.1Added support … Continue reading Tool Release – ScoutSuite 5.11.0

Shaking The Foundation of An Online Collaboration Tool: Microsoft 365 Top 5 Attacks vs the CIS Microsoft 365 Foundation Benchmark

As one of the proud contributors to the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft 365 Foundation Benchmark, I wanted to raise awareness about the new version release by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) released on February 17th, and how it can help a company to have a secure baseline for their Microsoft 365 tenant. … Continue reading Shaking The Foundation of An Online Collaboration Tool: Microsoft 365 Top 5 Attacks vs the CIS Microsoft 365 Foundation Benchmark

Testing Infrastructure-as-Code Using Dynamic Tooling

Erik Steringer, NCC Group Overview TL;DR: Go check out https://github.com/ncc-erik-steringer/Aerides As public cloud service consumption has grown, engineering and security professionals have responded with different tools and techniques to achieve security in the cloud. As a consultancy, we at NCC Group have published multiple tools that we use to guide testing and identify risks for … Continue reading Testing Infrastructure-as-Code Using Dynamic Tooling

Detection Engineering for Kubernetes clusters

Written by Ben Lister and Kane Ryans This blog post details the collaboration between NCC Group's Detection Engineering team and our Containerisation team in tackling detection engineering for Kubernetes. Additionally, it describes the Detection Engineering team's more generic methodology around detection engineering for new/emerging technologies and how it was used when developing detections for Kubernetes-based … Continue reading Detection Engineering for Kubernetes clusters

Are you oversharing (in Salesforce)? Our new tool could sniff it out!

Unauthorised access to data is a primary concern of clients who commission a Salesforce assessment. The Salesforce documentation acknowledges that the sharing model is a "complex relationship between role hierarchies, user permissions, sharing rules, and exceptions for certain situations"[1]. It is often said that complexity and security are natural enemies. Salesforce empowers its users with … Continue reading Are you oversharing (in Salesforce)? Our new tool could sniff it out!

Tool Release – Principal Mapper v1.1.0 Update

Principal Mapper, or PMapper, is a tool and library for in-depth analysis with AWS Identity and Access Management, as well as AWS Organizations. PMapper stores data about AWS accounts and organizations, then provides options to query, visualize, and analyze that data. The library, written in Python, enables users to extend PMapper's functionality for other use-cases. … Continue reading Tool Release – Principal Mapper v1.1.0 Update

Securing Google Cloud Platform – Ten best practices

Introduction At NCC Group, we routinely assess the configuration of our clients’ cloud environments. These reviews aim to ensure that the environments are in line with security best practice and provide appropriate protection for sensitive information and resources. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has grown steadily since 2011 – both in features and in adoption. This … Continue reading Securing Google Cloud Platform – Ten best practices

Introducing Azucar

Conducting a thorough Azure security build review or Azure security assessment can be difficult. Clicking through the Azure Ibiza [1] portal to review the details on many of its services, including, but not limited to, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), resource groups, virtual machines, storage accounts, databases, database servers and other services isn’t always feasible. … Continue reading Introducing Azucar

CloudWatch: Amazon Web Services & Shellshock

Introduction As more of our services move to rented virtual servers, applying centralised protective monitoring becomes more of a challenge. Offerings such as Assuria’s Cloud Security Suite and Splunk’s Storm show the demand for elastic and easily configurable monitoring that can be deployed on cloud provisioned infrastructure. Amazon has responded to these services by creating … Continue reading CloudWatch: Amazon Web Services & Shellshock