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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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Chapter 6. Cloud Platform Security

In the cloud, we have three major offerings—Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Till now, you have learned about security from an IaaS perspective.

Now, we will see how to ensure security at the PaaS level. In AWS, we have many PaaS services. One of the most popular PaaS services is Relational Database Service (RDS). Apart from that, we have DynamoDB, Redshift, ElastiCache, Elastic Container Service (ECS), and Simple Queue Service (SQS). In this chapter, you will learn to secure all these services.

In PaaS, we do not need to worry about OS and underlying platform management, as it is part of AWS responsibility; you can say that the complete platform is being managed by AWS. We just need to manage our own services that are running on this platform. For the security too, we need to work on securing our services that are running on top of the PaaS services.

We will cover the following topics in this...