Cloud Storage Security

Cloud Storage Security: A Practical Guide introduces and discusses the risks associated with cloud-based data storage from a security and privacy perspective.

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Author: Aaron Wheeler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128029312

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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Cloud Storage Security: A Practical Guide introduces and discusses the risks associated with cloud-based data storage from a security and privacy perspective. Gain an in-depth understanding of the risks and benefits of cloud storage illustrated using a Use-Case methodology. The authors also provide a checklist that enables the user, as well as the enterprise practitioner to evaluate what security and privacy issues need to be considered when using the cloud to store personal and sensitive information. Describes the history and the evolving nature of cloud storage and security Explores the threats to privacy and security when using free social media applications that use cloud storage Covers legal issues and laws that govern privacy, compliance, and legal responsibility for enterprise users Provides guidelines and a security checklist for selecting a cloud-storage service provider Includes case studies and best practices for securing data in the cloud Discusses the future of cloud computing

Security for Cloud Storage Systems

Cloud storage is an important service of cloud computing, which offers service for data owners to host their data in the cloud.

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Author: Kan Yang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461478737

Category: Computers

Page: 83

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Cloud storage is an important service of cloud computing, which offers service for data owners to host their data in the cloud. This new paradigm of data hosting and data access services introduces two major security concerns. The first is the protection of data integrity. Data owners may not fully trust the cloud server and worry that data stored in the cloud could be corrupted or even removed. The second is data access control. Data owners may worry that some dishonest servers provide data access to users that are not permitted for profit gain and thus they can no longer rely on the servers for access control. To protect the data integrity in the cloud, an efficient and secure dynamic auditing protocol is introduced, which can support dynamic auditing and batch auditing. To ensure the data security in the cloud, two efficient and secure data access control schemes are introduced in this brief: ABAC for Single-authority Systems and DAC-MACS for Multi-authority Systems. While Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-based Encryption (CP-ABE) is a promising technique for access control of encrypted data, the existing schemes cannot be directly applied to data access control for cloud storage systems because of the attribute revocation problem. To solve the attribute revocation problem, new Revocable CP-ABE methods are proposed in both ABAC and DAC-MACS.

Elements of Cloud Storage Security

This work provides guidelines for the practical implementation of security architecture in a particular corporate cloud.

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Author: Tatiana Galibus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319449623

Category: Computers

Page: 101

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This work provides guidelines for the practical implementation of security architecture in a particular corporate cloud. The authors are mathematicians and specialists in data modeling and security. Experience of scientific collaboration with industry inspired the authors to attempt to conceptualize the common processes and strategies in cloud security, in order to make security system deployment as simple and transparent as possible. The deployment is broken into several essential steps that allow the functionality of security architecture for any cloud to be split into a set of modules. The continuous verification of security support on all levels (data, processes and communication channels) helps to avoid common security breaches and protect against the most dangerous attacks. Additionally, performing the proposed optimization of the selected set of mechanisms will enhance the efficiency of the security system.

Data Security in Cloud Storage

While people enjoy the desirable benefits from the cloud storage service, critical
security concerns in data outsourcing have been raised seriously [16–18].
Compared with traditional data storage systems (users store their data locally),
the ...

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Author: Yuan Zhang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811543746

Category: Computers

Page: 171

View: 167

This book provides a comprehensive overview of data security in cloud storage, ranging from basic paradigms and principles, to typical security issues and practical security solutions. It also illustrates how malicious attackers benefit from the compromised security of outsourced data in cloud storage and how attacks work in real situations, together with the countermeasures used to ensure the security of outsourced data. Furthermore, the book introduces a number of emerging technologies that hold considerable potential – for example, blockchain, trusted execution environment, and indistinguishability obfuscation – and outlines open issues and future research directions in cloud storage security. The topics addressed are important for the academic community, but are also crucial for industry, since cloud storage has become a fundamental component in many applications. The book offers a general introduction for interested readers with a basic modern cryptography background, and a reference guide for researchers and practitioners in the fields of data security and cloud storage. It will also help developers and engineers understand why some current systems are insecure and inefficient, and move them to design and develop improved systems.

Data Security in Cloud Computing

This one-stop reference covers a wide range of issues on data security in Cloud Computing ranging from accountability, to data provenance, identity and risk management.

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Author: Vimal Kumar

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9781785612206

Category: Computers

Page: 322

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Cloud Computing has already been embraced by many organizations and individuals due to its benefits of economy, reliability, scalability and guaranteed quality of service among others. But since the data is not stored, analysed or computed on site, this can open security, privacy, trust and compliance issues. This one-stop reference covers a wide range of issues on data security in Cloud Computing ranging from accountability, to data provenance, identity and risk management. Data Security in Cloud Computing covers major aspects of securing data in Cloud Computing. Topics covered include NOMAD: a framework for ensuring data confidentiality in mission-critical cloud based applications; 3DCrypt: privacy-preserving pre-classification volume ray-casting of 3D images in the cloud; multiprocessor system-on-chip for processing data in Cloud Computing; distributing encoded data for private processing in the cloud; data protection and mobility management for cloud; understanding software defined perimeter; security, trust and privacy for Cloud Computing in transportation cyber-physical systems; review of data leakage attack techniques in cloud systems; Cloud Computing and personal data processing: sorting out legal requirements; the Waikato data privacy matrix; provenance reconstruction in clouds; and security visualization for Cloud Computing.

Secure Cloud Computing

This book presents a range of cloud computing security challenges and promising solution paths. The first two chapters focus on practical considerations of cloud computing.

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Author: Sushil Jajodia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461492788

Category: Computers

Page: 343

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This book presents a range of cloud computing security challenges and promising solution paths. The first two chapters focus on practical considerations of cloud computing. In Chapter 1, Chandramouli, Iorga, and Chokani describe the evolution of cloud computing and the current state of practice, followed by the challenges of cryptographic key management in the cloud. In Chapter 2, Chen and Sion present a dollar cost model of cloud computing and explore the economic viability of cloud computing with and without security mechanisms involving cryptographic mechanisms. The next two chapters address security issues of the cloud infrastructure. In Chapter 3, Szefer and Lee describe a hardware-enhanced security architecture that protects the confidentiality and integrity of a virtual machine’s memory from an untrusted or malicious hypervisor. In Chapter 4, Tsugawa et al. discuss the security issues introduced when Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is deployed within and across clouds. Chapters 5-9 focus on the protection of data stored in the cloud. In Chapter 5, Wang et al. present two storage isolation schemes that enable cloud users with high security requirements to verify that their disk storage is isolated from some or all other users, without any cooperation from cloud service providers. In Chapter 6, De Capitani di Vimercati, Foresti, and Samarati describe emerging approaches for protecting data stored externally and for enforcing fine-grained and selective accesses on them, and illustrate how the combination of these approaches can introduce new privacy risks. In Chapter 7, Le, Kant, and Jajodia explore data access challenges in collaborative enterprise computing environments where multiple parties formulate their own authorization rules, and discuss the problems of rule consistency, enforcement, and dynamic updates. In Chapter 8, Smith et al. address key challenges to the practical realization of a system that supports query execution over remote encrypted data without exposing decryption keys or plaintext at the server. In Chapter 9, Sun et al. provide an overview of secure search techniques over encrypted data, and then elaborate on a scheme that can achieve privacy-preserving multi-keyword text search. The next three chapters focus on the secure deployment of computations to the cloud. In Chapter 10, Oktay el al. present a risk-based approach for workload partitioning in hybrid clouds that selectively outsources data and computation based on their level of sensitivity. The chapter also describes a vulnerability assessment framework for cloud computing environments. In Chapter 11, Albanese et al. present a solution for deploying a mission in the cloud while minimizing the mission’s exposure to known vulnerabilities, and a cost-effective approach to harden the computational resources selected to support the mission. In Chapter 12, Kontaxis et al. describe a system that generates computational decoys to introduce uncertainty and deceive adversaries as to which data and computation is legitimate. The last section of the book addresses issues related to security monitoring and system resilience. In Chapter 13, Zhou presents a secure, provenance-based capability that captures dependencies between system states, tracks state changes over time, and that answers attribution questions about the existence, or change, of a system’s state at a given time. In Chapter 14, Wu et al. present a monitoring capability for multicore architectures that runs monitoring threads concurrently with user or kernel code to constantly check for security violations. Finally, in Chapter 15, Hasan Cam describes how to manage the risk and resilience of cyber-physical systems by employing controllability and observability techniques for linear and non-linear systems.

Cloud Computing and Security

With analyzing cloud storage data security requirements, in this paper we focus
on data privacy protection in cloud storage, and proposed a measure to optimize
the efficiency of access control in cryptographic cloud storage. For the main users
 ...

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Author: Zhiqiu Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319270517

Category: Computers

Page: 562

View: 471

This book constitutes the proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS 2015) will be held on August 13-15, 2015 in Nanjing, China. The objective of ICCCS 2015 is to provide a forum for researchers, academicians, engineers, industrial professionals, students and government officials involved in the general areas of information security and cloud computing.

Enterprise Cloud Security and Governance

In short, this book has everything you need to secure your Cloud environment with. It is your ticket to obtain industry-adopted best practices for developing a secure, highly available, and fault-tolerant architecture for organizations.

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Author: Zeal Vora

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788298513

Category: Computers

Page: 410

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Build a resilient cloud architecture to tackle data disasters with ease Key Features Gain a firm grasp of Cloud data security and governance, irrespective of your Cloud platform Practical examples to ensure you secure your Cloud environment efficiently A step-by-step guide that will teach you the unique techniques and methodologies of Cloud data governance Book Description Modern day businesses and enterprises are moving to the Cloud, to improve efficiency and speed, achieve flexibility and cost effectiveness, and for on-demand Cloud services. However, enterprise Cloud security remains a major concern because migrating to the public Cloud requires transferring some control over organizational assets to the Cloud provider. There are chances these assets can be mismanaged and therefore, as a Cloud security professional, you need to be armed with techniques to help businesses minimize the risks and misuse of business data. The book starts with the basics of Cloud security and offers an understanding of various policies, governance, and compliance challenges in Cloud. This helps you build a strong foundation before you dive deep into understanding what it takes to design a secured network infrastructure and a well-architected application using various security services in the Cloud environment. Automating security tasks, such as Server Hardening with Ansible, and other automation services, such as Monit, will monitor other security daemons and take the necessary action in case these security daemons are stopped maliciously. In short, this book has everything you need to secure your Cloud environment with. It is your ticket to obtain industry-adopted best practices for developing a secure, highly available, and fault-tolerant architecture for organizations. What you will learn Configure your firewall and Network ACL Protect your system against DDOS and application-level attacks Explore cryptography and data security for your cloud Get to grips with configuration management tools to automate your security tasks Perform vulnerability scanning with the help of the standard tools in the industry Learn about central log management Who this book is for If you are a Cloud security professional who wants to ensure Cloud security and data governance irrespective of the environment, then this book is for you. Basic understanding of working on any Cloud platforms is beneficial.

ICCSM2013 Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Security Management

It seeks to examine a number of issues surrounding the selection of a trusted
cloud storage solution that meets the organization's security needs, including
statutory compliance, privacy and confidentiality, integrity of the data, access
policies, ...

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Author: Barbara Endicott-Popovsky

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781909507678

Category:

Page: 169

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International Conference on Computer Science and Network Security CSNS 2014

Security. an. Efficient. Public. POR. Scheme. in. Cloud. Storage. Jian-Hong.
ZHANG1,a,*,. Wen-Jing. TANG2,b,. Min. XU3,c. 1College of Sciences, North
China University of Technology, China 2Institution of Imagine Process and
Pattern ...

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Author:

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9781605951768

Category: Computers

Page: 570

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held from April 12 to 13, 2014 in Xi`an, China. The purpose of CSNS2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, and academicians, as well as industrial professionals, to present their research results and development on computer science and network security. The conference welcomes all the topics around Computer Science and Network Security. It provides enormous opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences, to establish global business or research cooperation. The proceeding volume of CSNS2014 will be published by DEStech Publications. All the accepted papers have been selected according to their originality, structure, uniqueness and other standards of same importance by a peer-review group made up by 2–3 experts. The conference program is of great profoundness and diversity composed of keynote speeches, oral presentations and poster exhibitions. It is sincerely hoped that the conference would not only be regarded as a platform to provide an overview of the general situation in related area, but also a sound opportunity for academic communication and connection.

Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

The cloud storage owns advantages in pay for use and elastic scalability.
However, the data security risk destroys the trust relation between the cloud
service provider and user. A direct method to avoid this problem is to encrypt data
before ...

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Author: Honghua Tan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642277085

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 798

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The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the 4th International conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, March 1-2, 2011, Macau, Chin. This Volume is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of knowledge discovery and data mining and learning to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 108 high-quality papers are included in the volume.

Security Privacy and Trust in Cloud Systems

The book compiles technologies for enhancing and provisioning security, privacy and trust in cloud systems based on Quality of Service requirements.

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Author: Surya Nepal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642385865

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 459

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The book compiles technologies for enhancing and provisioning security, privacy and trust in cloud systems based on Quality of Service requirements. It is a timely contribution to a field that is gaining considerable research interest, momentum, and provides a comprehensive coverage of technologies related to cloud security, privacy and trust. In particular, the book includes - Cloud security fundamentals and related technologies to-date, with a comprehensive coverage of evolution, current landscape, and future roadmap. - A smooth organization with introductory, advanced and specialist content, i.e. from basics of security, privacy and trust in cloud systems, to advanced cartographic techniques, case studies covering both social and technological aspects, and advanced platforms. - Case studies written by professionals and/or industrial researchers. - Inclusion of a section on Cloud security and eGovernance tutorial that can be used for knowledge transfer and teaching purpose. - Identification of open research issues to help practitioners and researchers. The book is a timely topic for readers, including practicing engineers and academics, in the domains related to the engineering, science, and art of building networks and networked applications. Specifically, upon reading this book, audiences will perceive the following benefits: 1. Learn the state-of-the-art in research and development on cloud security, privacy and trust. 2. Obtain a future roadmap by learning open research issues. 3. Gather the background knowledge to tackle key problems, whose solutions will enhance the evolution of next-generation secure cloud systems.

Cloud Security and Privacy

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.

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Author: Tim Mather

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449379516

Category: Computers

Page: 338

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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

Cloud Security Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Highlighting a range of topics such as cloud forensics, information privacy, and standardization and security in the cloud, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for IT specialists, web designers, computer engineers, software ...

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522581772

Category: Computers

Page: 2218

View: 166

Cloud computing has experienced explosive growth and is expected to continue to rise in popularity as new services and applications become available. As with any new technology, security issues continue to be a concern, and developing effective methods to protect sensitive information and data on the cloud is imperative. Cloud Security: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the difficulties and challenges of securing user data and information on cloud platforms. It also examines the current approaches to cloud-based technologies and assesses the possibilities for future advancements in this field. Highlighting a range of topics such as cloud forensics, information privacy, and standardization and security in the cloud, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for IT specialists, web designers, computer engineers, software developers, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in cloud computing concepts and security.

Cloud Computing Security

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues.

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Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429621796

Category: Computers

Page: 522

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This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues. As more organizations use cloud computing and cloud providers for data operations, the need for proper security in these and other potentially vulnerable areas has become a global priority for organizations of all sizes. Research efforts from academia and industry, as conducted and reported by experts in all aspects of security related to cloud computing, are gathered within one reference guide. Features • Covers patching and configuration vulnerabilities of a cloud server • Evaluates methods for data encryption and long-term storage in a cloud server • Demonstrates how to verify identity using a certificate chain and how to detect inappropriate changes to data or system configurations John R. Vacca is an information technology consultant and internationally known author of more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology. John was also a configuration management specialist, computer specialist, and the computer security official (CSO) for NASA’s space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995.

Trust Privacy and Security in Digital Business

Secure Cloud Storage: Available Infrastructures and Architectures Review and
Evaluation Nikos Virvilis, Stelios Dritsas, and Dimitris Gritzalis Information
Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Laboratory Dept. of
Informatics, ...

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Author: Steven Furnell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642228896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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Offers proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Trust and Privacy in Digital Business, TrustBus 2011. This title features papers that are organized in the following topical sections: identity and trust management; security and privacy models for pervasive information systems; and, reliability and security of content and data.

Enabling the New Era of Cloud Computing Data Security Transfer and Management

Data Security, Transfer, and Management Shen, Yushi. Preface. Over the years,
Cloud Computing has been one of the most popular topics in the IT industry and
beyond. Cloud Computing is deemed the main trend of IT development for the ...

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Author: Shen, Yushi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466648029

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Cloud computing is becoming the next revolution in the IT industry; providing central storage for internet data and services that have the potential to bring data transmission performance, security and privacy, data deluge, and inefficient architecture to the next level. Enabling the New Era of Cloud Computing: Data Security, Transfer, and Management discusses cloud computing as an emerging technology and its critical role in the IT industry upgrade and economic development in the future. This book is an essential resource for business decision makers, technology investors, architects and engineers, and cloud consumers interested in the cloud computing future.

Security Trust and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments

Cloud. Security. M. Sundaresan Bharathiar University, India D. Boopathy
Bharathiar University, India ABSTRACT Cloud storage systems can be
considered to be a network of distributed datacenters that typically use cloud
computing ...

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Author: Srinivasan, S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466657892

Category: Computers

Page: 325

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Emerging as an effective alternative to organization-based information systems, cloud computing has been adopted by many businesses around the world. Despite the increased popularity, there remain concerns about the security of data in the cloud since users have become accustomed to having control over their hardware and software. Security, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments compiles the research and views of cloud computing from various individuals around the world. Detailing cloud security, regulatory and industry compliance, and trust building in the cloud, this book is an essential reference source for practitioners, professionals, and researchers worldwide, as well as business managers interested in an assembled collection of solutions provided by a variety of cloud users.

Cloud Security Automation

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.

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Author: Prashant Priyam

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788622196

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 518

Secure public and private cloud workloads with this comprehensive learning guide. Key Features Take your cloud security functions to the next level by automation Learn to automate your security functions on AWS and OpenStack Practical approach towards securing your workloads efficiently Book Description 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. What you will learn Define security for public and private cloud services Address the security concerns of your cloud Understand Identity and Access Management Get acquainted with cloud storage and network security Improve and optimize public and private cloud security Automate cloud security Understand the security compliance requirements of your cloud Who this book is for This book is targeted at DevOps Engineers, Security professionals, or any stakeholders responsible for securing cloud workloads. Prior experience with AWS or OpenStack will be an advantage.

Data Intensive Storage Services for Cloud Environments

Storage. Security. and. Technical. Challenges. of. Cloud. Computing. Shantanu
Pal University of Calcutta, India ABSTRACT Cloud computing has leaped ahead
as one of the biggest technological advances of the present time. In cloud, users
 ...

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Author: Kyriazis, Dimosthenis

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466639355

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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With the evolution of digitized data, our society has become dependent on services to extract valuable information and enhance decision making by individuals, businesses, and government in all aspects of life. Therefore, emerging cloud-based infrastructures for storage have been widely thought of as the next generation solution for the reliance on data increases. Data Intensive Storage Services for Cloud Environments provides an overview of the current and potential approaches towards data storage services and its relationship to cloud environments. This reference source brings together research on storage technologies in cloud environments and various disciplines useful for both professionals and researchers.