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    $1295 Public Cloud Review

    Superior Consulting has been engaged in the performance of IT review and security testing services for the banking industry since 2003. Our experienced personnel have worked with hundreds of financial institutions in the evaluation of their network security and internal control systems. Beginning in 2013, we began offering our IT security testing services to other industries, in part through our fixed price, non-exploitative $1295 Public Cloud Review service. Learn more about this great service offering below.
    Key Features
    $1295 Fixed Price
    Test 1 Public Cloud Account
    EXTENSIVE FORMAL COMPLIANCE REPORT
    #NOGIMMICKS GUARANTEE

    Eligible Public Cloud Providers

    Why should you consider this service?

    Comply with Benchmark Standards
    Evaluate compliance with benchmark standards, such as the CIS Foundations Benchmark for Amazon Web Services, to safeguard your cloud platform.
    Safeguard your Cloud Management Plane
    The Cloud Security Alliance has consistently identified controls over the cloud management plane as absolutely critical for platform security. Ensure your account is configured appropriately.
    Safeguard Corporate Reputation and Data
    Let us help maintain your reputation as cybersecurity, legal, or regulatory incidents have increasingly large reputational costs in addition to other penalties.
    Improve Oversight of IT Functions
    External consultants like Superior can help you provide greater accountability for both internal staff and outsourcing partners like managed service providers.
    Increase Business Continuity
    Compromise of the management plane of a cloud account can have a massive impact on business continuity should critical services be altered or disabled.
    Monitor Security Strategy and Investment
    Our services provide a window of feedback to monitor the effectiveness of efforts to manage and remediate cybersecurity, compliance, and other risks.

    What are the deliverables from this service?

    Formal Report of Review, including:
    • Scope of Work Report
    • Technical Report of findings from our testing
    • Appendices detailing results for all designated IPs or URLs
    • Access to vendor knowledgebase for support for identified vulnerabilities

    Common Questions

    In order to clarify any questions you may have regarding this service, we have provided a series of common questions below. Also, Please be sure to read the Terms & Conditions of this advertisement for further information.
    Testing Process
    What does the Public Cloud Review cover and how will it be performed?
    This service is an off-site compliance review of one (1) designated public cloud account from an eligible cloud service provider. To perform this service, you must designate the account you wish to be tested, and we will perform testing using our toolkit of automated testing solutions and manual review processes.
    We offer this fixed price service for the following public cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Rackspace, and Salesforce.
    This service is an account-level review of your designated public cloud account. Specific assessment parameters vary based on your specific cloud provider. For example, AWS clients may choose from two test parameters based on either the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark or a Best Practices assessment. This service evaluates account-level configuration settings regarding considerations such as (1) session security, (2) password policies, (3) user accounts, (4) and access restrictions.

    No, this service represents an account-level review and does not include performance of assessment services targeting individual assets hosted by the public cloud provider. In other words, this review seeks to evaluate the configuration of the management plane or interface used to configure and control hosted resources, but does not assess those resources directly.

    If you’re interested in services that evaluate assets hosted by a public cloud provider, please check out our other IT service offerings, such as our $995 External Penetration Test service.

    Our toolkit is constantly reviewed to ensure we are able to meet the challenges presented by a continuously evolving security environment. We presently utilize Nessus Professional to perform this assessment. The tool(s) selected for your engagement may vary based on our perception of the appropriate tool necessary to properly assess your environment. As a rule, we only utilize subscription-based tools in order to ensure we are using tools with updated definition files to facilitate testing for current compliance standards.
    For our review services, you will work with one of our experienced technical IT auditors, which provides our firm with the ability to discuss – in detail – the findings of our review with your internal IT personnel or 3rd party network services providers or vendors. We actively attempt to filter false positives or errors generated by our automated tools before providing you with a report and our auditors are available to discuss your findings in detail after the conclusion of our testing.
    Likely yes, but please contact us for details. In order to deliver a fixed price assessment, we are required to restrict the number of eligible cloud providers to those optimized to integrate with our automated toolkit. We also offer manual account review and ‘hands-on’ auditing services, but the nature of these services requires that we learn more about your environment and the goals of the engagement before we can provide a price estimate.
    Timing & Cost
    When can the review be performed?
    Performance of testing requires an executed engagement letter between Superior and your company. Once we have the appropriate contracts in place, testing can ordinarily be scheduled to commence within the next 72 to 96 hours; however, expedited testing may be available upon request.
    Our $1295 service fee provides for the performance of a single account review at a time of your choosing. We also offer more frequent testing intervals, which may or may not be further discounted depending on size and frequency.
    Reporting
    How are review results reported?
    We issue a formal report for all of our review services. This report will include an overview of the findings from our test (management report), as well as any recommendations regarding remediation. A copy of the full automated testing results will be included as an appendix to our report. To reiterate the above, the management report is written directly by our personnel and the results of any scanning are added as an addendum, with our goal being that the final deliverable from our engagement will be polished and understandable.
    We issue all of our reports in electronic format (PDF) via our proprietary secure website or via secure e-mail. Report turnaround time generally requires one to two weeks in order to process the report through our internal quality control function; however, expedited issuance of reports is available upon advance request.
    Absolutely, please Contact Us if you would like to obtain a sample review report.
    Re-testing & What if?
    We have more than one public cloud account. Do you offer a discount for review of multiple accounts?
    Yes, we do offer discounts for clients with multiple eligible cloud accounts. Please Contact Us for more information.
    Is re-testing included in the $1295 price and, if not, do you offer this service?
    Re-testing is not included in the $1295 price. Our goal with the $1295 price is to deliver a fair value to all our clients regardless of whether or not a given client requires re-testing services. In consequence, our service offering is not padded with additional time or margins that may or may not be justified depending on your decision to request re-testing. If re-testing is required, we do offer this service at a reasonable additional fixed fee of $795 for a single re-test including the issuance of another formal report OR a discounted fee of $395 for a re-test without an additional formal report. Re-testing must be performed within 180 calendar days of the initial test.
    Terms & Conditions

    This advertisement represents an ‘invitation to treat’ and any acceptance of the advertised terms will not be considered a binding contract, which requires the written execution of an engagement letter with Superior Consulting, LLC. This engagement letter includes additional restrictions and limitations regarding the advertised service and must be executed before the commencement of these services. The terms stated above, as well as through any mailings, brochures, or electronic advertisements, may be amended, or this advertisement may be revoked or cancelled, at any time by Superior Consulting, LLC, with or without notice.

    As advertised above, the stated service fee will cover the performance of off-site review services for one (1) designated public cloud account which is eligible for this service (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Rackspace, or Salesforce), as specified by the client. This testing will be conducted using automated tools of our choice and we will rely upon information provided to us by the client in the performance of this test. At the conclusion of our testing, we will issue a report to the client in electronic format via secure e-mail or our secure website. The terms advertised above are only available to formally organized business or non-profit entities located in the United States of America. Entities located outside the United States should contact us for further information regarding these services.

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