Penetration Testing Azure for Ethical Hackers: Develop practical skills to perform pentesting and risk assessment

English | 2021 | ISBN: ‎ 1839212934 | 352 pages | True PDF EPUB | 46.26 MB

Simulate real-world attacks using tactics, techniques, and procedures that adversaries use during cloud breaches
Key Features

Understand the different Azure attack techniques and methodologies used by hackers
Find out how you can ensure end-to-end cybersecurity in the Azure ecosystem
Discover various tools and techniques to perform successful penetration tests on your Azure infrastructure

Book Description

Security professionals working with Azure will be able to put their knowledge to work with this practical guide to penetration testing. The book provides a hands-on approach to exploring Azure penetration testing methodologies that will help you get up and running in no time with the help of a variety of real-world examples, scripts, and ready-to-use source code.

As you learn about the Microsoft Azure platform and understand how hackers can attack resources hosted in the Azure cloud, you’ll find out how to protect your environment by identifying vulnerabilities, along with extending your pentesting tools and capabilities. This book starts by taking you through the prerequisites for pentesting Azure and shows you how to set up a pentesting lab. You’ll then simulate attacks on Azure assets such as web applications and virtual machines from anonymous and authenticated perspectives. Finally, you’ll learn about the opportunities for privilege escalation in Azure tenants and ways in which an attacker can create persistent access to an environment.

By the end of this book, you’ll be able to leverage your ethical hacking skills to identify and implement different tools and techniques to perform successful penetration tests on your own Azure infrastructure.
What you will learn

Identify how administrators misconfigure Azure services, leaving them open to exploitation
Understand how to detect cloud infrastructure, service, and application misconfigurations
Explore processes and techniques for exploiting common Azure security issues
Use on-premises networks to pivot and escalate access within Azure
Diagnose gaps and weaknesses in Azure security implementations
Understand how attackers can escalate privileges in Azure AD

Who this book is for

This book is for new and experienced infosec enthusiasts who want to learn how to simulate real-world Azure attacks using tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that adversaries use in cloud breaches. Any technology professional working with the Azure platform (including Azure administrators, developers, and DevOps engineers) interested in learning how attackers exploit vulnerabilities in Azure hosted infrastructure, applications, and services will find this book useful.
Table of Contents

Azure Platform and Architecture Overview
Building Your Own Environment
Finding Azure Services and Vulnerabilities
Exploiting Reader Permissions
Exploiting Contributor Permissions on IaaS Services
Exploiting Contributor Permissions on PaaS Services

Exploiting Owner and Privileged Azure AD Role Permissions
Persisting in Azure Environments

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