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.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security ebook for free in PDF format (8.6 MB).
Table of Contents
Cloud Computing Basics
The Trusted Cloud: Addressing Security and Compliance
Platform Boot Integrity: Foundation for Trusted Compute Pools
Attestation: Proving Trustability
Boundary Control in the Cloud: Geo-Tagging and Asset Tagging
Network Security in the Cloud
Identity Management and Control for Clouds
Trusted Virtual Machines: Ensuring the Integrity of Virtual Machines in the Cloud
A Reference Design for Secure Cloud Bursting