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Cloud Security Audit

Measure the security level of your cloud.

Make sure you're getting the most out of your AWS, Azure, GCP, and Office 365 security investments and resources with our expertise.

Start an in-depth, expert-led assessment of your cloud security program based on your business and security goals, leveraging our experience, best practices and industry standards.

This Service is intended for companies that base their critical processes in cloud or hybrid environments.


The audit services offered by Sectio Aurea bring multiple benefits to your organization, including:

Cost reduction

The audit helps identify areas of excessive spending on security measures and optimize resources by using effective solutions.

Increasing the confidence of customers and shareholders

Demonstrating the organization's commitment to data security increases the trust of customers and partners, strengthening business relationships.

What are we doing?

The audit services offered by Sectio Aurea are focused on verifying the following security objectives for the cloud environment:

Cloud Audit - Full is an audit program focused on verifying the following security objectives for the cloud environment:

  • Use of clound services is strictly for business purposes and furthers the mission and strategic objectives of the enterprise.

  • Alignment of cloud operations with business requirements is ensured through continuous and timely clarity in roles and responsibilities.

  • Full responsibility is established for individual cloud applications and their related resources to ensure that the enterprise can meet stakeholder expectations through a secure environment.

  • The enterprise's information security program and related procedures (including cloud services) remain current and relevant in light of operational changes.

  • formal plans or policies and procedures are developed for critical cloud functions (including but not limited to change management and incident response).

  • consistent levels of IT operational services are provided through appropriate network management, including cloud applications.

  • security configuration weaknesses are managed by maintaining a complete and accurate cloud inventory.

  • Design and enforce asset protection commensurate with data classification.

  • appropriate cloud services that support business objectives and stakeholder needs are purchased or acquired.

  • Hiring external service providers does not compromise the security expectations the enterprise has established.

  • Strategic business objectives are not delayed or disrupted by adverse actions resulting from unauthorized access.

Management of network configurations

  • The network security architecture is established and supports the security requirements of the enterprise.

  • It can identify and take timely action against inappropriate network traffic.

  • It uses isolated network environments to ensure the integrity of its various business operations.

  • Network communications are managed by a formal network traffic management program.

  • Privileged access is provided to personnel in accordance with valid business needs.

  • Connectivity between Virtual Private Clouds exists solely to serve the appropriate business needs.

  • Availability of AWS resources that depend on IT systems managed by the enterprise is maintained.

  • It uses integration to simplify operational processes and achieve its strategic goals.

Configuration management of cloud assets

  • Operational requirements for security or other purposes are met is achieved through a formal process of deploying cloud applications in the environment.

  • Changes to cloud applications and related resources are expressly authorized to ensure that any changes are appropriate and support business needs.

  • The potential risk of changes in the environment adversely affecting operations is mitigated by monitoring cloud assets.

  • The integrity of the environment is maintained by establishing change programs.

  • The potential risk of vulnerabilities in cloud applications and related resources is mitigated.

  • Potential security weaknesses are identified through penetration testing.

  • Enterprise objectives related to cost control are supported by identifying and eliminating unnecessary assets in a timely manner.

  • The enterprise has developed data retention and disposal guidelines for cloud assets to ensure that data is only retained for as long as required by law or for business needs.

Logical access

  • Accountability and security of cloud-based business functions are achieved through restricted access to root accounts.

  • Root account integrity management by implementing multifactor authentication.

  • Data privacy is ensured by managing access based on the level of access required by users or network functions to perform their intended roles.

  • Managing the integrity and confidentiality of cloud applications by identifying and reducing conflicting access.

  • Management of the integrity and confidentiality of the environment by limiting the administrative tools available to the staff.

  • Once identified, inappropriate access (eg, access that no longer serves a business need) is completely removed in a timely manner.

  • Data privacy and security management through password protection of user accounts accessing cloud applications.

  • Maintains the adequacy of access roles and related permission policies through continuous reviews and real-time monitoring.

  • Enforce the privacy and integrity of cloud applications by requiring multi-factor authentication.

  • Manage external access to cloud applications through authorization and ensure that actions taken are limited to actions that have been approved for that specific role.

  • The confidentiality and integrity of cryptographic information is maintained by restricting access to appropriate individuals.

  • Ensures session integrity of cloud applications by enforcing session timeouts.

  • It ensures the security and appropriate use of its network by defining and communicating expected behavior to users before granting access to users.


  • Appropriate encryption is applied to individual data stores that is commensurate with business requirements.

  • Data confidentiality is maintained by applying encryption as defined by data classification requirements.

  • Data confidentiality and integrity is maintained for external network sources and destinations.

  • The integrity of the encryption status is maintained through the use of monitoring.

Response to security incidents

  • There is a clear understanding within the organization of the strategy and action plan in the event of a security incident.

  • It expressly considers and incorporates public relations into its security posture and documentation.

  • It is verifying the effectiveness of its strategic communication security incident response program.

  • Maintain the integrity of security events by using a secure incident management application.

  • the enterprise is aware of security events of interest, the enterprise collaborates with external business partners (law enforcement, suppliers, etc.).

  • The enterprise ensures that there is a specific action plan for each role in the event of a security event.

Security Logging & Monitoring

  • Through its formal security monitoring program, the enterprise mitigates the risk of access to its data and systems being denied due to malicious acts.

  • Log keeping practices meet compliance requirements as well as business needs.

  • Maintains log integrity by limiting access to individuals with a valid business need.

  • Maintains log integrity by monitoring and investigating attempts to modify log data.

  • Log keeping practices meet compliance requirements as well as business needs.

  • Constantly improves security posture and logging capabilities through formalized reviews.

  • Logging failure events are identified and addressed in a timely manner.

  • Maintains log integrity by using an authoritative and synchronized time source.

  • Constantly evaluate the completeness and accuracy of logging as you expand or reduce your IT footprint.

  • Maintains the integrity of privileged network accounts by monitoring abuse of cloud accounts or access rights and responds in a timely manner.

Disaster Recovery

  • The enterprise mitigates the risk of not being able to resume operations when a disaster strikes.

  • Business operations can continue in the event of a significant business disruption or recover from a disaster.

  • The enterprise mitigates the risk of business interruption when a disaster occurs.

  • Disaster recovery responsibilities are shared and rotated regularly to maximize the availability potential of cloud applications.

  • Strategic enterprise objectives around data availability and integrity are met through formal data protection and restoration planning.

  • The enterprise ensures continuity of operations by contracting with additional cloud providers.

The methodology used for the security audit

Sectio Aurea's audit methodology is based on the most rigorous international standards, ensuring an exhaustive and efficient assessment of information security. These include:

  • ISACA ITAF Audit Framework

  • ISACA's Agreed Guidelines for Auditing Cloud Environments

  • AWS, Microsoft and GCP recommendations for applying security controls in the cloud

By choosing Sectio Aurea, you benefit from a high-quality audit methodology that not only identifies vulnerabilities, but also proposes concrete solutions for the continuous improvement of information security.

Work phases for carrying out the evaluation process

1. Initiation of the audit project

4. Elaboration of the audit report

2. Planning of audit activities

5. Delivery of the audit report

3. Execution of audit activities

6. Completion of the audit project

The audit team

The Sectio Aurea team consists of professionals with advanced technical capabilities and recognized certifications in the field of security auditing.
They have in-depth knowledge of Romanian or European legislation applicable to auditing and meet, or even exceed, the minimum legal requirements for accredited security audit service providers.

The strengths of our team

By choosing Sectio Aurea, you benefit from a dedicated and experienced team, prepared to provide a high-quality security audit tailored to the specific needs of your organization.

We specialize in identifying vulnerabilities, reducing risks and creating security programs that provide the necessary conditions for the company's long-term development.

Sectio Area specialists have advanced expertise in the following areas:

  • Analysis of existing/potential threats and vulnerabilities: We identify and assess both current and potential threats, ensuring proactive protection of the IT infrastructure.

  • Risk and business impact assessment: We carry out detailed risk assessments and analyze their impact on the business, offering tailored solutions to minimize risks.

  • Consulting to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information: We offer specialized consulting to protect data, guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical information.

  • Implementation of the necessary solutions for an optimal level of security: We develop and implement security solutions that ensure a healthy and sustainable business environment.

By collaborating with Sectio Aurea, your company benefits from customized solutions and a strategic approach to maintain an optimal level of security in the long term.

Uniqueness. Why work with us?

The fundamental method

We have a very high quality standard of audit activity.

The Sectio Aurea audit team received praise and recommendations for the attention it showed in the audit missions


The team of auditors, led by the founder, is highly specialized in implementing the requirements of the NIS law, but also in the effective operation of IT management and security in various organizations.
When we audit, we make it approved.

Maturity level

We have people with experience in the field, we understand the IT business and we understand the context.

We involve only experienced auditors.

The quality

Because we are very experienced and know how to actually enforce non-compliance with the requirements of the Law, a large part of the clients we audited chose us as consultants in the matter of implementing NIS requirements.


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