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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

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR is a European data protection regulation, aimed to protect the personal data of European Union (EU) citizens.

Any organization storing or processing information about EU citizens must comply with the GDPR. It defines personal data as any information that is related to an identified or identifiable natural person. GDPR applies to any organization that processes or collects personal data of EU citizens, either within data centers in Europe or to/from outside Europe.

These are the main GDPR chapters dealing with technical measures that might be related to cloud services:

  • Chapter 2Principles
  • Chapter 3Rights of the data subject
  • Chapter 4Controller and processor
  • Chapter 5Transfer of personal data to third countries or international organizations
  • Chapter 9Provisions relating to specific processing situations

Here are some practices for protecting personal data:

  • Encrypt all personal...