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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

Compliance is a security blueprint for certain types of data, which is defined by a standards organization that is public and non profit. It provides us with the guidelines on the basis of which we define the security for our infrastructure. 

Security compliance ensures the following:

  • Smooth business operation: In becoming compliant with any security compliance, we ensure that all the recommendations of specific compliances are addressed and that standard processes are adopted. This helps us to run smooth business operations.
  • Reputation management: Security compliance also defines the standard of the product or service. It helps to build trust among customers. As we have seen, an organization needs to ensure the safety of customers credit card data, but how would the customer know that their data is secure? For this, they need to check whether that portal and organization is PCI certified or not.

There are multiple compliance policies available, which are defined and owned by different...