"Despite the best efforts of the security community and the cloud providers themselves, there is a common misperception that cloud infrastructure does not need additional security. The Gauntlet project shows just how easily a motivated attacker can compromise cloud infrastructure that's not configured for survivability," said
Facilitated by Bugcrowd, an independent third-party bug bounty provider, The Gauntlet drew 367 ethical hacking participants from 41 different countries over the course of 23 days beginning
Over 100 security issues were reported, 90 of which were successfully validated as true remote exposures. The winning hacker, who works for an IT company and is currently studying computer science at a
"What I did could be boiled down to a single batch script," said The Gauntlet winner. "Once access is gained to an administrator account on an application interface, it would take only a minute or two to gain full access to a similarly configured system. I hope this has shown the potential damage an attacker can cause."
For more information on The Gauntlet visit the CloudPassage Cloud Security Blog or download a copy of the report.
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