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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


In this chapter, we have focused on compliance with common regulations and standards while using cloud services. For each of the mentioned regulations or standards, we have reviewed its highlights and some best practices for either cloud providers or customers (organizations consuming cloud services). The mentioned regulations or standards might be relevant when dealing with certain types of data or certain types of cloud environments.

For each of the mentioned regulations or standards, we have supplied references on how to be compliant while working with AWS, Azure, and GCP. From a customer point of view, knowing which security standards exist will allow you to set the security prerequisites from your cloud providers. Knowing which law or regulation applies to your industry will allow you to know which security controls to set for your cloud environments.

In the next chapter, we will review how to engage with cloud providers—how to choose a cloud provider, cloud...