CSA Guide to Cloud Computing

1st Edition

Implementing Cloud Privacy and Security

Print ISBN: 9780124201255
eBook ISBN: 9780124201859
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 24th September 2014
Page Count: 236
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CSA Guide to Cloud Computing brings you the most current and comprehensive understanding of cloud security issues and deployment techniques from industry thought leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

For many years the CSA has been at the forefront of research and analysis into the most pressing security and privacy related issues associated with cloud computing. CSA Guide to Cloud Computing provides you with a one-stop source for industry-leading content, as well as a roadmap into the future considerations that the cloud presents.

The authors of CSA Guide to Cloud Computing provide a wealth of industry expertise you won't find anywhere else. Author Raj Samani is the Chief Technical Officer for McAfee EMEA; author Jim Reavis is the Executive Director of CSA; and author Brian Honan is recognized as an industry leader in the ISO27001 standard. They will walk you through everything you need to understand to implement a secure cloud computing structure for your enterprise or organization.

Key Features

  • Your one-stop source for comprehensive understanding of cloud security from the foremost thought leaders in the industry
  • Insight into the most current research on cloud privacy and security, compiling information from CSA's global membership
  • Analysis of future security and privacy issues that will impact any enterprise that uses cloud computing


InfoSec professionals of all levels; systems architects; app developers; project managers; IT decision-makers; students studying information security and computer science.

Table of Contents

  • Forewords
  • About the Authors
  • About the Cloud Security Alliance
  • Acknowledgments
  • CSA Guide to Cloud Computing—Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Cloud Computing, What is it and What’s the Big Deal?
    • Defining Cloud Computing
    • Economic Opportunities for Cloud Computing
    • The Cloud is “Not” Secure
  • Chapter 2. Selecting and Engaging with a Cloud Service Provider
    • Security, Trust and Assurance Repository Initiative
    • Engaging with the Cloud Service Provider
  • Chapter 3. The Cloud Threat Landscape
    • The Cloud Threat Landscape
    • Notorious Nine
    • Additional Cloud Threats
  • Chapter 4. Secure Cloud for Mobile Computing
    • Mobile Top Threats: Evil 8.0
    • Addressing the Threat: Mobile Components for Consideration
  • Chapter 5. Making the Move into the Cloud
    • Cloud Computing Checklist
    • Security for the Cloud
  • Chapter 6. Certification for Cloud Service Providers
    • Certification for Cloud Service Providers
  • Chapter 7. The Privacy Imperative
    • Does Cloud Computing Make My Data Any Less Private?
    • Privacy Level Agreement
    • Data Protection Certification
  • Chapter 8. Cloud Security Alliance Research
    • Big Data Working Group
    • Cloud Data Governance
    • CloudCERT
    • CloudTrust Protocol
    • Enterprise Architecture Working Group
    • Incident Management and Forensics
    • Innovation Initiative
    • Security as a Service
    • Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing
    • Software Defined Perimeter
  • Chapter 9. Dark Clouds, What to Do In The Event of a Security Incident
    • Building a Security Incident Response Team
    • Incident Response Challenges in the Cloud
    • The


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"The book provides useful information…" --Computing Reviews

"For those looking for a solid introduction to the issue around the security and privacy of cloud computing, the CSA Guide to Cloud Computing: Implementing Cloud Privacy and Security is a solid guide in which to use." --RSAConference.com

"...this book is one of the best ones I've ever read about migrating resources to the cloud. With the resources and knowledge of the Cloud Security Alliance as a basis, this should not come as a surprise." --Help Net Security, December 2014