Pentesting Azure Applications: The Definitive Guide to Testing and Securing Deployments

Matt Burrough



A comprehensive guide to penetration testing cloud services deployed in Microsoft Azure, the popular cloud computing service provider used by numerous companies large and small.

You'll learn how to:
-Find security issues related to multi-factor authentication and management certificates
-Make sense of Azure's services by using PowerShell commands to find IP addresses, administrative users, and firewall rules
-Discover security configuration errors that could lead to exploits against Azure storage and keys
-Uncover weaknesses in virtual machine settings that enable you to and acquire passwords, binaries, code, and settings files
-Penetrate networks by enumerating firewall rules
-Investigate specialized services like Azure Key Vault and Azure Websites
-Know when you might be caught by viewing logs and security events

Packed with real-world examples from the author's experience as a corporate penetration tester, sample scripts from pen-tests and "Defenders Tips" that explain how companies can reduce risk, Pentesting Azure Applications provides a clear overview of how to effectively perform security tests so that you can provide the most accurate assessments possible.


Chapter 1: Preparation
Chapter 2: Access Methods
Chapter 3: Reconnaissance
Chapter 4: Examining Storage
Chapter 5: Targeting Virtual Machines
Chapter 6: Investigating Networks
Chapter 7: Other Azure Services
Chapter 8: Monitoring, Logs, and Alerts