Penetration Testing Guidelines for CI/CD pipelines

Project overview:

  • Goal: Research common vulnerabilities in CI/CD pipelines and develop a testing guideline.
  • Location: Amsterdam / Eindhoven / Remote
  • Timeframe: 3-6 months
  • Starting: February 2023
  • Complexity: Medium / High
  • Team: Security Specialists
  • Supervisor: Roy Stultiens

As a student, you have:


  • An HBO or WO level of education in the relevant domain.

Technical skills:

  • Experience with version control (git);
  • Experience with CI/CD (e.g Azure DevOps, Jenkins, GitHub Actions etc.);

Soft skills:

  • The ability to work well in an international team environment;
  • Good communication skills
  • Organized.
  • Clear documentation writing skills.

The project you will be working on:

CI/CD Pipelines are being used by organizations for rapid deployment of applications. Secura performs penetration tests on these services for various clients, often leading to a privilege escalation from developer to administrator.
In this project you will be researching common vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and privilege escalation paths within popular CI/CD pipelines and software (Azure DevOps, Jenkins etc.).

Within the projects you will set up different pipelines (or focus on one, depending on the timeframe) and create a penetration testing guideline for our consultants. This guideline will then be used by your Secura colleagues during assessments.

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