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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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Quick recap

In this chapter, we have learned about different aspects of security in OpenStack. We know that OpenStack consists of multiple independent projects to enable the users to have a self- provisioned, managed, and self-serviced infrastructure.

In OpenStack, we have the following key services:

  • Nova: This project provides compute resources to instances. 
  • Glance: This project gives image storage where snapshots, ISO images, and templates are stored, which are used to create instances.
  • Cinder: This project is responsible for providing block storage, which is used to store persistent files or you can say that Cinder volumes are used as root volume and additional data volume for instances.
  • Swift: For objects storage in OpenStack, we have Swift, which is used to store utility and static content such as image, DOCs, and PDF.
  • Manila: This project provides shared file storage in OpenStack, which works on NFS protocol.
  • Neutron: This project provides networking services in OpenStack.
  • Keystone: For identity...