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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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About the author

Prashant Priyam is an astute professional with a great deal of experience in cloud technologies, specifically requirement analysis, solution architecture, design, and delivery. He also has experience in cloud services and solutions, cloud consultancy and deployment, and data center services.

This book is dedicated to my mom, papa, and Prasun bhaiya, for their endless love and support. Thanks to Shivani, Gajanan, and my colleagues at Velocis for their comments, feedback, and support. To all my friends, who always forced me to look beyond boundaries and go the extra mile. 

About the reviewers

Fabio Alessandro Locati, commonly known as Fale—is the director of Otelia, a public speaker, author, and open source contributor. His main areas of expertise are Linux, automation, security, and cloud technologies. Fale has over 12 years, working experience in IT; many of those years were spent consulting for many companies, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies. This has allowed him to consider technologies from different points of view and to develop critical thinking about them.



Deep Mehta is currently working as a DevOps engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently working with different clients to help them to improve their CI/CD and DevOps cycles. He helps them to follow the microservices pattern and create resilient and fault tolerant infrastructure. Deep is mainly interested in distributed systems, containers, data science, and the cloud. He also worked as a reviewer on the book, Learning Continuous Integration with Jenkins







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