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Cloud Security Automation

By : Prashant Priyam
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Cloud Security Automation

By: Prashant Priyam

Overview of this book

Security issues are still a major concern for all IT organizations. For many enterprises, the move to cloud computing has raised concerns for security, but when applications are architected with focus on security, cloud platforms can be made just as secure as on-premises platforms. Cloud instances can be kept secure by employing security automation that helps make your data meet your organization's security policy. This book starts with the basics of why cloud security is important and how automation can be the most effective way of controlling cloud security. You will then delve deeper into the AWS cloud environment and its security services by dealing with security functions such as Identity and Access Management and will also learn how these services can be automated. Moving forward, you will come across aspects such as cloud storage and data security, automating cloud deployments, and so on. Then, you'll work with OpenStack security modules and learn how private cloud security functions can be automated for better time- and cost-effectiveness. Toward the end of the book, you will gain an understanding of the security compliance requirements for your Cloud. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience of automating your cloud security and governance.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
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What is DevOps?

DevOps is a combination of culture, practice, and tools that increase the ability to deploy and deliver applications and services. It also helps us improve the product and service delivery faster in comparison to a traditional development model.

DevOps, as we read earlier, merges two teams into one to manage the complete development life cycle. Alternatively, there can be multiple teams responsible for each activity. As well as, the DevOps process is also tightly coupled with the security and quality teams in a full cycle.

We say DevOps is a practice because here we practice how to automate the process that was defined in history and was manual, complex, and slow.

"DevOps isn't any single person's job. It's everyone's job."

– Christophe Capel, Principal Product Manager, JIRA Service Desk

To automate the process, we use different tools and technology that equip us to transform the process quickly and reliably. Here, one person can complete the task without being dependent on other...