20 Point Cloud Security Checklist
This 20 point cloud security checklist helps security auditors to audit security of cloud infrastructure.
|Authentication - Ensure the prevention and detection of compromised cloud user accounts|
|Authorization - Ensure the prevention and detection of any privilege escalation of user accounts|
|Update - Ensure the latest security patches installed for operating systems, applications, and code|
|Encryption - Ensure storage and sharing of sensitive data by using NIST approved encryption mechanisms, rotation of keys, and access control. Check Cryptography Interview Questions and Answers.|
|Authentication - Ensure centralized identity provider to accessing and managing multiple cloud user accounts|
|Logging - Ensure configuration of logs of any security incidents, policy violation, authentication success and failures, authorization failure, application and system start-up, shutdown, etc.|
|Authentication - Ensure multi-factor authentication for cloud admin users|
|Logging- Ensure identification of any unusual activity by analyzing logs regularly|
|Communication - Ensure usage of industry-approved SSL/TLS certificates|
|Authorization - Ensure only required fewer privileges for cloud users. Avoid using root or highest privileged account for managing.|
|Communication - Ensure access is restricted for unused or non-required well-known ports such as FTP, ICMP, SMTP, SSH, Remote desktop, etc.|
|Communication - Ensure restricted access to outbound access|
|Incident Response - Ensure incident response plan ready for any unexpected event|
|Incident Response - Ensure the incident response drill happens once a year|
|Confidentiality - Ensure protection of data (data at rest) by using NIST approved algorithms.|
|Communication - Ensure the rotation of SSH keys periodically. Check SSH Interview Questions and Answers.|
|Network Security - Ensure prevention of network attacks such as DoS attacks, man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, etc.|
|Network Security - Ensure firewall-related services properly configured. Check How to secure Network Firewall|
|Virtualization - Ensure best practices should be followed for virtualization related technologies. Check Virtualization Security Checklist|
|Confidentiality - Ensure the use of mechanisms to secure sensitive data|
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