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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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Let's have a recap

In Chapter 1Introduction to Cloud Security, we learned about the shared responsibility model of the cloud. We saw that security is always a shared responsibility, where some areas go into the account of the customer and some areas go into the account of the cloud provider.

In IaaS, a customer is responsible for managing security from the compute layer to the application layer, which includes OS, network, storage, application, and so on.

In PaaS, the cloud provider is responsible for managing the security of the platform. The customer is responsible for managing the security for the application they run on this platform.

In PaaS, a customer does not have control of the underlying infrastructure of the platform. However, we can define our custom parameter to run our application. For example, we use MySQL RDS, where we can define custom parameters by defining custom parameter groups. We can also enable encryption for specific or all connections.  

In AWS, almost all the services...