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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)
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Quick recap

DevOps is a combination of culture, practice, and tools, which increases the ability to deploy and deliver applications and services. It helps to hasten the development and delivery process using automation.

The traditional way, when we were doing things manually, made the process slower, which delayed delivery. In contrast, using DevOps, things become faster.  

The benefits of automation are:

  • Time and cost saving
  • Faster deployment and delivery
  • Elimination of human error
  • Improved collaboration
  • Easy security implementation

In AWS we have seen that there are many services available to help you in automating the process too, such as Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, and CloudFormation.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk helps us deploy our code developed in few clicks using Elastic Beanstalk, and it also helps us set up a blue-green deployment model, which is also known as a testing and production model. Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, scaling...