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Cloud Security Validation 

Extend security validation to the cloud with automated 
cloud assessment and attack simulation




Identify Cloud Security Issues Before They Lead To Critical Incidents

Migration of workloads to the cloud continues to increase the challenge of defending against the latest threats. 

Picus Cloud Security Validation (CSV) helps security teams keep pace with cloud security posture management by identifying common cloud misconfigurations and overly permissive IAM policies - the two primary causes of cloud data breaches.


Through 2023, at least 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault, mainly in the form of cloud resource misconfiguration.

How Picus Strengthens Your Cloud Security

Due to the rapid pace of digital transformation, the complexity of cloud environments, and human error, critical cloud security gaps can arise daily. Picus Cloud Security Validation helps you quickly identify and address cloud security exposures to achieve a proactive approach to cloud security posture management (CSPM) and cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM.)


Audit essential cloud services

Identify critical misconfigurations that attackers could exploit, such as excessive privileges, unused resources, and cryptographic failures.


Simulate privilege escalation scenarios

Use real-world cloud-specific attacks to uncover excessive user permissions that could enable attackers to compromise critical services.

Secure Services Across Cloud Environments

Picus Cloud Security Validation provides the support you need to secure workloads across Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Azure) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Get the Insights You Need To Address Cloud Security Risks Proactively


Identify critical cloud misconfigurations


Cloud misconfigurations can leave your services and data exposed to attackers. Picus Cloud Security Validation audits AWS, Azure and GCP services to proactively identify and prioritize risks.

Schedule regular cloud security audits to stay on top of cloud security posture management and respond to risks sooner.

Prevent overly permissive policies



In the event attackers are able to access your cloud environment, they will likely attempt to access critical systems by escalating privileges.

To ensure that your policies follow the principle of least privileges (PoLP), Picus CSV gathers cloud resources and simulates cloud attacks in a Local Policy Simulator.

Address gaps with actionable insights

Picus Cloud Security Validation doesn’t just identify cloud risks. It also provides the insights you need to understand their severity and respond to risks sooner.

Built-in dashboards enable you to track improvements to your cloud security posture and prove your maturity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Cloud Security Important?


In today's digital world, organizations are rapidly adopting cloud technology to operate more efficiently and effectively. However, with this trend comes a new set of security challenges. Simple misconfigurations or excessive privileges can easily go unseen, opening doors for attackers to exploit.  In contrast to on-premises environments, there are often no security controls in place in cloud environments to protect wrongly configured resources from being exploited. This is why it’s running regular cloud security assessments to identify and mitigate gaps is important.

How Regularly Should Cloud Security be Assessed?


Constant changes within cloud environments and the frequent discovery of new attack techniques mean that organizations’ cloud security postures can change regularly. Scheduling cloud security audits and cloud attack simulations on at least a weekly basis will help you to identify and address issues before they lead to serious security incidents.

Does Cloud Security Validation Support Multi-cloud?


Yes. Picus CSV supports Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.