Cloud Security and Privacy: An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and Compliance

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Sep 4, 2009 - Computers - 338 pages
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You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure.

Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. You'll learn detailed information on cloud computing security that-until now-has been sorely lacking.

  • Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability
  • Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services
  • Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud
  • Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models
  • Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider
  • Examine security delivered as a service-a different facet of cloud security

 

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Best book on cloud security and privacy I have read so far. Very exhaustive and informative resource for IT executives when adopting the cloud approach. Also recommended for geeks who are into cloud security as a good reference.

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very well, thnx

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 What Is Cloud Computing?
7
Chapter 3 Infrastructure Security
35
Chapter 4 Data Security and Storage
61
Chapter 5 Identity and Access Management
73
Chapter 6 Security Management in the Cloud
109
Chapter 7 Privacy
145
Chapter 8 Audit and Compliance
167
Chapter 10 SecurityAsaCloud Service
217
Chapter 11 The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Role of Corporate IT
225
Chapter 12 Conclusion and the Future of the Cloud
239
Appendix A SAS 70 Report Content Example
267
Appendix B SysTrust Report Content Example
273
Appendix C Open Security Architecture for Cloud Computing
279
Glossary
293
Index
299

Chapter 9 Examples of Cloud Service Providers
203

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