Cloud services, such as SalesForce, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft® Azure, offer enterprise grade computing power to businesses of all sizes, without them having to invest in the hardware, software and staff usually needed to support equivalent on-premise services.
Cloud Computing represents a major change to the IT services landscape, but it also introduces a different set of potential security risks, which need to be understood and addressed.
Securing Cloud Services – A pragmatic approach to security architecture in the Cloud goes beyond the subject of generic Cloud security and, instead, offers a more detailed, architectural approach to securing Cloud services. It is aimed at business decision makers, senior IT stakeholders, enterprise architects, information security professionals and anyone else who is interested in working with cloud services, but might be concerned about the potential security implications.
It describes how security architecture processes may be used to derive a set of security controls to manage the risks associated with working in the Cloud. It uses a conceptual security reference model (SRM) to define a set of common security services, and then explains how these services can be delivered across the various Cloud service models in order to secure a Cloud-based service.
Make sure you manage the risks associated with Cloud Computing.
1: Introduction to Cloud Computing
2: Overview of existing Cloud Taxonomies and Models
3: The Security Balance
4: Security Threats associated with Cloud Computing
5: Privacy and Data Security Concerns
6: Introduction to Security Architecture
7: Application of Security Architecture to Cloud Computing
8: Security and the Cloud
9: Security and Infrastructure as a Service
10: Security and Platform as a Service
11: Security and Software as a Service
12: Looking Ahead
13: Conclusion and Summary