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Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security: A Solutions View (Expert's Voice in Internet Security) [Kindle Edition]

Raghuram Yeluri , Enrique Castro-Leon
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Book Description

For cloud users and providers alike, security is an everyday concern, yet there are very few books covering cloud security as a main subject. This book will help address this information gap from an Information Technology solution and usage-centric view of cloud infrastructure security. The book highlights the fundamental technology components necessary to build and enable trusted clouds. Here also is an explanation of the security and compliance challenges organizations face as they migrate mission-critical

applications to the cloud, and how trusted clouds, that have their integrity rooted in hardware, can address these challenges.

This book provides:

  • Use cases and solution reference architectures to
    enable infrastructure integrity and the creation of trusted pools leveraging
    Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT).
  • Trusted geo-location management in the cloud,
    enabling workload and data location compliance and boundary control usages in
    the cloud.
  • OpenStack-based reference architecture
    of tenant-controlled virtual machine and workload protection in the
    cloud.
  • A reference design to enable secure hybrid clouds
    for a cloud bursting use case, providing infrastructure visibility and control
    to organizations.

"A valuable guide to the next generation of cloud security
and hardware based root of trust. More than an explanation of the what and how,
is the explanation of why. And why you can’t afford to ignore it!" —Vince Lubsey, Vice President, Product Development,
Virtustream Inc.

" Raghu provides a valuable reference for the new
'inside out' approach, where trust in hardware, software, and privileged users
is never assumed—but instead measured, attested, and limited according to least
privilege principles." —John Skinner, Vice President,
HyTrust Inc.

"Traditional parameter based defenses are in sufficient
in the cloud. Raghu's book addresses this problem head-on by highlighting
unique usage models to enable trusted infrastructure in this open environment.
A must read if you are exposed in cloud." —Nikhil
Sharma, Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions, Office of CTO, EMC Corporation

What you’ll learn

  • Usage
    models, hardware and software technology components to enable trusted
    clouds.
  • Through solution architecture and descriptions, you will see
    how to build and enable trusted cloud infrastructure.

    Who this book is for

    This book will influence Infrastructure, Application and solution architects along with CTOs and CIOs and make them aware of Cloud Security and how to approach it with real-world examples and case studies.





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    About the Author

    Raghu Yeluri is a Principal Engineer and lead Security Solutions Architect in the Data Center & Cloud Products Group at Intel Corporation with focus on virtualization and cloud security usages, solution architectures and technology initiatives. In this role, he drives security solution Pathfinding and development to deliver hardware-assisted security solutions that enable deep visibility, orchestration and control in multi-tenant Clouds. Prior to this role, he has worked in various engineering and architecture positions in systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures and large data analytics, in Information Technology and Manufacturing Technology groups during the last 15+ years at Intel. Raghu has multiple patents filed in security, attestation and control in virtualization and cloud computing, and he is a co-author of a book, Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing: An Essential Handbook for IT Professionals. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science, and a B.S in Electrical Engineering, and was involved in multiple Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge-Engineering startup ventures, prior to joining Intel.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 4537 KB
    • Print Length: 244 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1430261455
    • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (26 Mar. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00IGKE2E6
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,907 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Building the Infrastructure For Cloud Security 17 Jun. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    The book I read to research this post was Building the Infrastructure For Cloud Security by Raghuram Yeluri et al which is an excellent book which I downloaded for free from kindle. This book is about the infrastructure and security that must be provided by Cloud Computing Providers. They are companies that rent out space on their servers to other companies or individuals and often will either provide it free or for a few dollars per month especially with small companies. Some big companies may pay a lot more and may even require an entire server or several servers. These data centers will typically cost around $200 million and have thousands or even millions of clients most of whom will be small companies. One issue is bandwidth and if one client has a lot of traffic will it affect other clients. One way around this is servicing 2 regions from the same data center so that when one region experiences heavy traffic the other region in another part of the world is relatively light. This only works for the biggest providers. Some cloud providers only work with linux while others give several options. Another issue is if one user uploads a virus or worm it can potentially attack other users at least on the same server. Intel have developed open attestation which as the name suggests is an open source standard program for dividing and protecting different clients. Of course things like anti virus and anti spyware software are even more crucial in this kind of situation. A lot of the security is provided by the Cloud Provider. This makes it more difficult but not impossible for potential criminals to hack companies servers due to the huge amount of financial clout these Cloud Providers have and can spend on security. A lot of businesses are starting to use virtualization like VMware. Read more ›
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview and in depth security architecture 2 Oct. 2014
    By Raghavendra - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Found it good as a beginner, covering security architecture in detail and the solution components. hardware trust security and network security concepts are covered with practical examples. Found it difficult to correlate the information security covered in chapter 8 and 9 with the previous chapters...
    3.0 out of 5 stars Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security review 20 Mar. 2015
    By Javier - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Paperback
    This book introduces the different security solutions and products supported by Intel around the trusted Cloud concept. The book covers the context of Cloud computing and how new security approaches are required to face the current challenges (firmware attacks, bootkits, etc)

    I would say two main topics drive the whole book: the tandem hardware-cryptography and the idea of trust chain. On these two topics authors set up their idea of building a trust chain from a secure boot foundation (compute domain) and then extending this protection to the network and storage domains in the Cloud.

    It is interesting knowing how the new perimeter is defined in terms of data, its location, and the Cloud resources processing it. I liked the chapter on boundary controls in the Cloud (Geolocation, Geo-fencing, Geo-tagging and Asset Tagging)
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 17 Mar. 2015
    By Freddie B - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Not bad, good reads
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book and fast delivery! 26 Mar. 2015
    By Medina A - Published on Amazon.com
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    Great book!
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Nov. 2014
    By Yoshinori Tsunoda - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Good book to get outline of cloud security.
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