Cloud Security and Privacy

An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and Compliance

Cloud Security and Privacy

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

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing

This book analyzes the latest advances in privacy, security and risk technologies within cloud environments. With contributions from leading experts, the text presents both a solid overview of the field and novel, cutting-edge research. A Glossary is also included at the end of the book. Topics and features: considers the various forensic challenges for legal access to data in a cloud computing environment; discusses privacy impact assessments for the cloud, and examines the use of cloud audits to attenuate cloud security problems; reviews conceptual issues, basic requirements and practical suggestions for provisioning dynamically configured access control services in the cloud; proposes scoped invariants as a primitive for analyzing a cloud server for its integrity properties; investigates the applicability of existing controls for mitigating information security risks to cloud computing environments; describes risk management for cloud computing from an enterprise perspective.

Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics in the Cloud

Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics in the Cloud

Explains both cloud security and privacy, and digital forensics in a unique, systematical way Discusses both security and privacy of cloud and digital forensics in a systematic way Contributions by top U.S., Chinese and international researchers, and professionals active in the field of information / network security, digital / computer forensics, and the cloud and big data Of interest to those focused upon security and implementation, and those focused upon incident management Logical, well-structured and organized

Enterprise Cloud Security and Governance

Efficiently set data protection and privacy principles

Enterprise Cloud Security and Governance

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.

CSA Guide to Cloud Computing

Implementing Cloud Privacy and Security

CSA Guide to Cloud Computing

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. 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

Auditing Cloud Computing

A Security and Privacy Guide

Auditing Cloud Computing

The auditor's guide to ensuring correct security and privacy practices in a cloud computing environment Many organizations are reporting or projecting a significant cost savings through the use of cloud computing—utilizing shared computing resources to provide ubiquitous access for organizations and end users. Just as many organizations, however, are expressing concern with security and privacy issues for their organization's data in the "cloud." Auditing Cloud Computing provides necessary guidance to build a proper audit to ensure operational integrity and customer data protection, among other aspects, are addressed for cloud based resources. Provides necessary guidance to ensure auditors address security and privacy aspects that through a proper audit can provide a specified level of assurance for an organization's resources Reveals effective methods for evaluating the security and privacy practices of cloud services A cloud computing reference for auditors and IT security professionals, as well as those preparing for certification credentials, such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Timely and practical, Auditing Cloud Computing expertly provides information to assist in preparing for an audit addressing cloud computing security and privacy for both businesses and cloud based service providers.

Cryptography for Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing

Cryptography for Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing

As is common practice in research, many new cryptographic techniques have been developed to tackle either a theoretical question or foreseeing a soon to become reality application. Cloud computing is one of these new areas, where cryptography is expected to unveil its power by bringing striking new features to the cloud. Cloud computing is an evolving paradigm, whose basic attempt is to shift computing and storage capabilities to external service providers. This resource offers an overview of the possibilities of cryptography for protecting data and identity information, much beyond well-known cryptographic primitives such as encryption or digital signatures. This book represents a compilation of various recent cryptographic primitives, providing readers with the features and limitations of each.

Security and Privacy - Silver Linings in the Cloud

25th IFIP TC 11 International Information Security Conference, SEC 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010, Proceedings

Security and Privacy - Silver Linings in the Cloud

These proceedings contain the papers of IFIP/SEC 2010. It was a special honour and privilege to chair the Program Committee and prepare the proceedings for this conf- ence, which is the 25th in a series of well-established international conferences on security and privacy organized annually by Technical Committee 11 (TC-11) of IFIP. Moreover, in 2010 it is part of the IFIP World Computer Congress 2010 celebrating both the Golden Jubilee of IFIP (founded in 1960) and the Silver Jubilee of the SEC conference in the exciting city of Brisbane, Australia, during September 20–23. The call for papers went out with the challenging motto of “Security & Privacy Silver Linings in the Cloud” building a bridge between the long standing issues of security and privacy and the most recent developments in information and commu- cation technology. It attracted 102 submissions. All of them were evaluated on the basis of their significance, novelty, and technical quality by at least five member of the Program Committee. The Program Committee meeting was held electronically over a period of a week. Of the papers submitted, 25 were selected for presentation at the conference; the acceptance rate was therefore as low as 24. 5% making SEC 2010 a highly competitive forum. One of those 25 submissions could unfortunately not be included in the proceedings, as none of its authors registered in time to present the paper at the conference.

Security and Privacy for Big Data, Cloud Computing and Applications

Security and Privacy for Big Data, Cloud Computing and Applications

This book examines various topics and approaches related to the security and privacy in big data and cloud computing, where authors share their expertise in their respective chapters on a broad range of security and privacy challenges and state of the art solutions.

Cloud Storage Security

A Practical Guide

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. 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