Securing the Cloud

Securing the Cloud

Cloud Computer Security Techniques and Tactics

1st Edition - April 21, 2011

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  • Author: Vic (J.R.) Winkler
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597495929
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495936

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Securing the Cloud is the first book that helps you secure your information while taking part in the time and cost savings of cloud computing. As companies turn to burgeoning cloud computing technology to streamline and save money, security is a fundamental concern. The cloud offers flexibility, adaptability, scalability, and in the case of security - resilience. Securing the Cloud explains how to make the move to the cloud, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of securing a company's information with different cloud approaches. It offers a clear and concise framework to secure a business' assets while making the most of this new technology.This book considers alternate approaches for securing a piece of the cloud, such as private vs. public clouds, SaaS vs. IaaS, and loss of control and lack of trust. It discusses the cloud's impact on security roles, highlighting security as a service, data backup, and disaster recovery. It also describes the benefits of moving to the cloud - solving for limited availability of space, power, and storage.This book will appeal to network and security IT staff and management responsible for design, implementation and management of IT structures from admins to CSOs, CTOs, CIOs and CISOs.

Key Features

  • Named The 2011 Best Identity Management Book by InfoSec Reviews
  • Provides a sturdy and stable framework to secure your piece of the cloud, considering alternate approaches such as private vs. public clouds, SaaS vs. IaaS, and loss of control and lack of trust
  • Discusses the cloud's impact on security roles, highlighting security as a service, data backup, and disaster recovery
  • Details the benefits of moving to the cloud-solving for limited availability of space, power, and storage

Readership

Network and Security IT staff and management responsible for design, implementation and management of IT structures from admins to CSOs, CTOs, CIOs and CISOs

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Acknowledgments

    About the Author

    About the Technical Editor

    Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Cloud Computing and Security

    Chapter 2. Cloud Computing Architecture

    Chapter 3. Security Concerns, Risk Issues, and Legal Aspects

    Chapter 4. Securing the Cloud: Architecture

    Chapter 5. Securing the Cloud: Data Security

    Chapter 6. Securing the Cloud: Key Strategies and Best Practices

    Chapter 7. Security Criteria: Building an Internal Cloud

    Chapter 8. Security Criteria: Selecting an External Cloud Provider

    Chapter 9. Evaluating Cloud Security: An Information Security Framework

    Chapter 10. Operating a Cloud

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2011
  • Published: April 21, 2011
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597495929
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495936

About the Author

Vic (J.R.) Winkler

Vic (J.R.) Winkler is a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, providing technical consultation to U.S. Government clients. He is a published InfoSec and cyber security researcher as well as an expert in intrusion/anomaly detection.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vic (J.R.) Winkler is a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, providing technical consultation to U.S. Government clients. He is a published InfoSec and cyber security researcher as well as an expert in intrusion/anomaly detection.

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