Co-authored by two of the world’s foremost experts on Azure cybersecurity, the book explores how to perform successful pentesting and risk assessment of Microsoft Azure environments.

Minneapolis, Minnesota  –  NetSPI, the leader in enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management, today announced the launch of Penetration Testing Azure for Ethical Hackersa book co-authored by NetSPI practice director Karl Fosaaen and global cloud security consultant David Okeyode. Written to provide security professionals hands-on lessons and tips for successful Azure penetration testing, the book serves as a resource for industry professionals to simulate real-world Azure attacks and learn how to better identify vulnerabilities.  

To keep sensitive data secure as businesses migrate from on-premise environments to the cloud, pentesting has become a necessity for all organizations operating in Microsoft Azure. This investment ensures that organizations have consistent visibility into security gaps in cloud infrastructures, and provides actionable guidance to remediate vulnerabilities and improve organizations’ overall cloud security posture. 

“The cloud is top of mind for nearly all of today’s security professionals and will continue to be a vital aspect to IT spend,” said author Karl Fosaaen, practice director at NetSPI. “This book provides a digestible framework for professionals of all levels to better understand pentesting within Azure environments. It offers hands-on exercises for readers to test their skills and learn key pentesting techniques that are crucial to successfully assess Azure environments in today’s ecosystem.”  

Penetration Testing Azure for Ethical Hackers takes readers through the prerequisites for Azure penetration testing, while also giving step-by-step instructions on how to set up a pentesting lab. Readers will also learn how to simulate an attack on Azure assets –– demonstrating the techniques and methodologies an attacker uses to gain persistent access to cloud environments. 

“With the rapid acceleration to cloud-based environments and increased gaps in Azure security implementations, penetration testing is becoming an increasingly important skill for security professionals to utilize,” said David Okeyode, co-author and EMEA chief technology officer, Azure Cloud at Palo Alto Networks. “IT teams will come to understand how hackers attack resources hosted within Azure, learn how to effectively protect their environments from these threats, and extend their current pentesting skill sets and capabilities.” 

Order Penetration Testing Azure for Ethical Hackers now on Amazon. To learn more about NetSPI’s Azure cloud penetration testing capabilities, visit the NetSPI website

To see Azure penetration testing techniques in action, read our technical blog detailing Karl’s latest Microsoft Azure cloud vulnerability finding: CVE-2021-42306.

About NetSPI

NetSPI is the leader in enterprise security testing and attack surface management, partnering with nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, three of the world’s five largest healthcare companies, the largest global cloud providers, and many of the Fortune® 500. NetSPI offers Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) through its Resolve™ penetration testing and vulnerability management platform. Its experts perform deep dive manual penetration testing of application, network, and cloud attack surfaces, historically testing over 1 million assets to find 4 million unique vulnerabilities. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and is a portfolio company of private equity firms Sunstone Partners, KKR, and Ten Eleven Ventures. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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