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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

Security is a very important aspect for any organization. IAM plays a vital role in securing your infrastructure and application. In this chapter, you have learned about different aspects of IAM, and also about how to define the access of AWS services and resource-based permissions, cross-account access, and federated access.

Apart from this, you have learned about other AWS security services, such as:

  • AWS WAF and Shield: AWS WAF and Shield helps you implement security at Layer 7 to secure the application from cross-site scripts, MySQL injections, and DDoS attacks. We define access control policies to access the application.
  • AWS CloudHSM: It's used to store encryption keys in a highly secure and available environment. It's always deployed in a cluster that lets you download CSR, and then you sign CSR and upload a certificate in a secure environment.
  • AWS Cognito: Cognito provides a sign in and application authentication process using web identity providers such as Google, Facebook...