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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's next?

Now that you've reached the end of this book, we thought we would provide some recommendations regarding what you should do next.

Plan ahead

For each new project you review, from a cloud security point of view, thoroughly read through both the business and technological goals. Then, after understanding both of them, invest time into adding the relevant security controls.


This book covers many recommendations and best practices for using AWS, Azure, and GCP built-in services.

Invest some time into learning how to automate the recommended settings using IaC.

Consider learning about and using Terraform for IaC since it provides connectivity for all the major cloud providers and since it is becoming a standard that most organizations are using for automation.

Think big

Instead of looking at a specific cloud environment and how to secure it, think about highly scalable cloud environments that are spread across multiple data centers...