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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 focused on the various IAM services in AWS, Azure, and GCP.

We discussed everything from managed Active Directory services to modern IAM services, and, finally, we provided recommendations regarding how to use MFA for extra protection of your identities.

In each section, we reviewed best practices for configuration, account management, monitoring, and auditing.

IdM services allow us to control access to resources and services in our cloud environment. They provide least privilege access to resources and monitor what actions were performed using identities in our cloud environments.

In the next chapter, we will review how to conduct security monitoring and auditing in the cloud (from audit trails and threat detection to digital forensics in the cloud).