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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 8. Automating Cloud Security

In Chapter 2, Understanding the World of Cloud Automation, we learned about the concept of automation and the DevOps process and tools. Now, in this chapter we will see how to use DevOps tools to automate the security for our infrastructure.

In the AWS public cloud, we have DevOps tools such as CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks, which help us to convert Infrastructure as Code. Apart from this, we have CodePipeline and CodeDeploy to enable the complete continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) process.

For configuration management, we have Chef, Puppet, and Ansible to automate the configuration management process. In this chapter, we will deep dive into all these tools and technologies.

Earlier, we determined that DevOps is a process or culture, which we need to adhere to in order to ensure the fast, reliable, scalable, and secure delivery of infrastructures and applications.

Like other software development life cycles, here too...