Azure penetration testing is a process of identifying, testing, and exploiting weaknesses in Azure systems. The goal is to gain access to sensitive data or systems that could be used to harm the organization.
Azure penetration testing can be divided into two main types: active and passive. Active testing is more invasive and can involve trying to break into systems or injected malicious code. Passive testing is less intrusive and focuses on monitoring Azure activity and analyzing data to identify potential security issues.
Organizations should consider both active and passive testing when planning their Azure security strategy. Penetration testing can help identify weaknesses in systems and provide information that can be used to improve security.
When conducting penetration tests, organizations should take care to avoid harming production systems or data. Tests should be conducted in a controlled environment that is isolated from production systems.
Organizations should also have comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plans in place before conducting penetration tests. This will ensure that systems and data can be recovered if something goes wrong during the testing process.
Types of penetration testing
Active Penetration Testing:
Active penetration testing is more invasive and can involve trying to break into systems or injected malicious code. Active tests are typically conducted by ethical hackers who have been hired by the organization to test its security.
Passive Penetration Testing:
Passive penetration testing is less intrusive and focuses on monitoring Azure activity and analyzing data to identify potential security issues. Passive tests can be conducted by internal staff or by external security consultants.