Salesforce pentesting is the process of assessing salesforce security by exploiting vulnerabilities to gain access. This can be done for various reasons, such as:
- To find out how salesforce could be exploited if someone wanted to do harm
- To test salesforce’s ability to protect itself from an attack
- To assess salesforce security before a new system is installed (e.g., migrating from one platform to another)
Here are three tips on how you can improve your salesforce pentesting efforts so you can be successful.
Tip # One: Analyze salesforce for vulnerabilities
The first and most obvious thing to do when pentesting a salesforce is to analyze it for vulnerabilities. This means running a vulnerability scan to find out if any known exploits could compromise the security of your salesforce instance and allow unauthorized access to your sales data.
Tip # Two: Set up a honeypot
This is where you set up fake or “honey” accounts to attract hackers and find out their techniques so that you can better protect the salesforce against them. This means setting up dummy profiles with the same information as your real account, providing static employee details such as email, job title, and phone number. You can then monitor any activity on this account to see how the hacker works.
Tip # Three: Check salesforce credentials
After you know that salesforce is secure from hackers, it’s time for salesforce admins to check their passwords for security issues. Make sure they are not using a sequential pattern like “123456” or easy-to-guess words such as names of spouses, pets, or children.