Atlas VPN completes an independent security audit
May 2021 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Atlas VPN completed its first independent cybersecurity audit in April this year. The security test was conducted by a US-based cybersecurity consulting firm VerSprite.
Despite careful examination by cybersecurity researchers, no significant vulnerabilities were found that could have been exploited to affect Atlas VPN users.
"The blackbox analysis during the Application Penetration Test of the Atlas VPN iOS client and its public backend components highlighted just a few Medium-to-Low risk issues, which proved fruitless to compromise the privacy of the users," says the Head of Offensive Security at VerSprite. "I commend Atlas VPN for their transparency in sharing their findings with their customers."
Auditors conducted an Application Penetration Test on the Atlas VPN iOS app, which was the focus of the audit. By simulating real-world cyber attack scenarios, they looked for any threats that could put data privacy, authenticity, integrity, and overall business reputation at risk.
The Atlas VPN team has already begun fixing the vulnerabilities discovered in the audit, however, decided to publish the test results immediately after ensuring that the identified vulnerabilities posed risks that would be managed and mitigated.