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Cloud, SecurityCloud, Security

From the Preface

Because the title states, this guide is a sensible information to securing your cloud environments. In nearly all organizations, safety has to combat for time and funding, and it typically takes a again seat to implementing options and features. Specializing in the “greatest bang for the buck,” security-wise, is essential.

This guide is meant that will help you get a very powerful safety controls to your most essential belongings in place shortly and accurately, whether or not you’re a safety skilled who’s considerably new to the cloud, or an architect or developer with safety duties. From that stable base, you’ll be able to proceed to construct and mature your controls.

Whereas lots of the safety controls and ideas are comparable in cloud and on-premises environments, there are some essential sensible variations. For that motive, a couple of of the suggestions for sensible cloud safety could also be shocking to these with an on-premises safety background.

Whereas there are definitely professional variations of opinion amongst safety professionals in nearly any space of data safety, the suggestions on this guide stem from years of expertise in securing cloud environments, and they’re knowledgeable by a few of the newest developments in cloud computing choices.

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The primary few chapters cope with understanding your duties within the cloud and the way they differ from in on-premises environments, in addition to understanding what belongings you will have, what the almost certainly threats are to these belongings, and a few protections for them.

The subsequent chapters of the guide present sensible steerage, in precedence order, of a very powerful safety controls that you need to take into account first:

– Id and entry administration

– Vulnerability administration

– Community controls

The ultimate chapter offers with methods to detect when one thing’s fallacious and cope with it. It’s a good suggestion to learn this chapter earlier than one thing truly goes fallacious!

Do it’s essential to get any certifications or attestations to your surroundings, like PCI certification or a SOC 2 report? In that case, you’ll have to be careful for a couple of particular pitfalls, which might be famous.

You’ll additionally have to be sure you’re conscious of any relevant laws—for instance, in case you’re dealing with PHI (protected well being data) in america, or in case you’re dealing with private data for EU residents, no matter the place your utility is hosted.

Writer ‏ : ‎ O’Reilly Media; 1st version (April 9, 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 194 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1492037516
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1492037514
Merchandise Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches