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Cloud Security Handbook

By : Eyal Estrin
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Cloud Security Handbook

By: Eyal Estrin

Overview of this book

Securing resources in the cloud is challenging, given that each provider has different mechanisms and processes. Cloud Security Handbook helps you to understand how to embed security best practices in each of the infrastructure building blocks that exist in public clouds. This book will enable information security and cloud engineers to recognize the risks involved in public cloud and find out how to implement security controls as they design, build, and maintain environments in the cloud. You'll begin by learning about the shared responsibility model, cloud service models, and cloud deployment models, before getting to grips with the fundamentals of compute, storage, networking, identity management, encryption, and more. Next, you'll explore common threats and discover how to stay in compliance in cloud environments. As you make progress, you'll implement security in small-scale cloud environments through to production-ready large-scale environments, including hybrid clouds and multi-cloud environments. This book not only focuses on cloud services in general, but it also provides actual examples for using AWS, Azure, and GCP built-in services and capabilities. By the end of this cloud security book, you'll have gained a solid understanding of how to implement security in cloud environments effectively.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Securing Infrastructure Cloud Services
Section 2: Deep Dive into IAM, Auditing, and Encryption
Section 3: Threats and Compliance Management
Section 4: Advanced Use of Cloud Services

Chapter 9: Handling Compliance and Regulation

In previous chapters, we covered cloud infrastructure fundamentals and common threats in cloud environments. This chapter will cover security standards related to cloud services and compliance with some of the common regulations.

Standards ensure that we follow best practices in the same way as most organizations around the world in various fields, such as information security, privacy and data protection, health, finance, and more.

Compliance in cloud services is the act of complying with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Complying with laws, regulations, and standards enables organizations to conduct their business in a secure manner, by ensuring that customer data remains protected.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Compliance and the shared responsibility model
  • Introduction to compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices
  • What are the common International...