The Cloud Security Ecosystem

Author: Ryan Ko
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780128017807
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Computers

Drawing upon the expertise of world-renowned researchers and experts, The Cloud Security Ecosystem comprehensively discusses a range of cloud security topics from multi-disciplinary and international perspectives, aligning technical security implementations with the most recent developments in business, legal, and international environments. The book holistically discusses key research and policy advances in cloud security – putting technical and management issues together with an in-depth treaties on a multi-disciplinary and international subject. The book features contributions from key thought leaders and top researchers in the technical, legal, and business and management aspects of cloud security. The authors present the leading edge of cloud security research, covering the relationships between differing disciplines and discussing implementation and legal challenges in planning, executing, and using cloud security. Presents the most current and leading-edge research on cloud security from a multi-disciplinary standpoint, featuring a panel of top experts in the field Focuses on the technical, legal, and business management issues involved in implementing effective cloud security, including case examples Covers key technical topics, including cloud trust protocols, cryptographic deployment and key management, mobile devices and BYOD security management, auditability and accountability, emergency and incident response, as well as cloud forensics Includes coverage of management and legal issues such as cloud data governance, mitigation and liability of international cloud deployment, legal boundaries, risk management, cloud information security management plans, economics of cloud security, and standardization efforts

Intelligence Computation and Evolutionary Computation

Author: Zhenyu Du
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642316555
Release Date: 2012-08-13
Genre: Computers

2012 International Conference of Intelligence Computation and Evolutionary Computation (ICEC 2012) is held on July 7, 2012 in Wuhan, China. This conference is sponsored by Information Technology & Industrial Engineering Research Center. ICEC 2012 is a forum for presentation of new research results of intelligent computation and evolutionary computation. Cross-fertilization of intelligent computation, evolutionary computation, evolvable hardware and newly emerging technologies is strongly encouraged. The forum aims to bring together researchers, developers, and users from around the world in both industry and academia for sharing state-of-art results, for exploring new areas of research and development, and to discuss emerging issues facing intelligent computation and evolutionary computation.

Cloud Computing

Author: Venkata Josyula
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9781587204340
Release Date: 2011-05-15
Genre: Computers

The complete guide to provisioning and managing cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data center solutions Could computing will revolutionize the way IT resources are deployed, configured, and managed for years to come. Service providers and customers each stand to realize tremendous value from this paradigm shift-if they can take advantage of it. Cloud Computing brings together the realistic, start-to-finish guidance they need to plan, implement, and manage cloud solution architectures for tomorrow's virtualized data centers. It introduces cloud 'newcomers' to essential concepts, and offers experienced operations professionals detailed guidance on delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). This book's replicable solutions and fully-tested best practices will help enterprises, services providers, consultants, and Cisco partners meet the challenge of provisioning end-to-end cloud infrastructures. Drawing on extensive experience working with leading cloud vendors and integrators, the authors present detailed operations workflow examples, proven techniques for operating cloud-based network, compute, and storage infrastructure; a comprehensive management reference architecture; and a complete case study demonstrating rapid, lower-cost solutions design. Cloud Computing will be an indispensable resource for all network/IT professionals and managers involved with planning, implementing, or managing the next generation of cloud computing services. • •Review the key concepts needed to successfully deploy and cloud-based services •Transition common enterprise design patterns and use cases to the cloud •Master architectural principles and infrastructure design for 'real-time' managed IT services •Understand the Cisco approach to cloud-related technologies, systems, and services •Develop a cloud management architecture using ITIL, TMF, and ITU-TMN standards •Implement best practices for cloud service provisioning, activation, and management •Automate cloud infrastructure to simplify service delivery, monitoring and assurance •Choose and implement the right billing/chargeback approaches for your business •Design and build IaaS services, from start to finish •Manage the unique capacity challenges associated with sporadic, real-time demand •Provide a consistent and optimal cloud user experience This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Essential Information Security

Author: Cathy Pitt
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9789087537715
Release Date: 1970-01-01
Genre: Education

This book provides a first introduction into the field of Information security. Information security is about preserving your data, keeping private data private, making sure only the people who are authorized have access to the data, making sure your data is always there, always the way you left it, keeping your secrets secret, making sure you trust your sources, and comply with government and industry regulations and standards. It is about managing your risks and keeping the business going when it all goes south.Every new security practitioner should start with this book, which covers the most relevant topics like cloud security, mobile device security and network security and provides a comprehensive overview of what is important in information security. Processes, training strategy, policies, contingency plans, risk management and effectiveness of tools are all extensively discussed.

Auditing Cloud Computing

Author: Ben Halpert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118116043
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The auditor's guide to ensuring correct security and privacypractices in a cloud computing environment Many organizations are reporting or projecting a significantcost savings through the use of cloud computing—utilizingshared computing resources to provide ubiquitous access fororganizations and end users. Just as many organizations, however,are expressing concern with security and privacy issues for theirorganization's data in the "cloud." Auditing Cloud Computingprovides necessary guidance to build a proper audit to ensureoperational integrity and customer data protection, among otheraspects, are addressed for cloud based resources. Provides necessary guidance to ensure auditors address securityand privacy aspects that through a proper audit can provide aspecified level of assurance for an organization's resources Reveals effective methods for evaluating the security andprivacy practices of cloud services A cloud computing reference for auditors and IT securityprofessionals, as well as those preparing for certificationcredentials, such as Certified Information Systems Auditor(CISA) Timely and practical, Auditing Cloud Computing expertlyprovides information to assist in preparing for an audit addressingcloud computing security and privacy for both businesses and cloudbased service providers.

Transforming Enterprise Cloud Services

Author: William Y Chang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048198461
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The broad scope of Cloud Computing is creating a technology, business, sociolo- cal, and economic renaissance. It delivers the promise of making services available quickly with rather little effort. Cloud Computing allows almost anyone, anywhere, at anytime to interact with these service offerings. Cloud Computing creates a unique opportunity for its users that allows anyone with an idea to have a chance to deliver it to a mass market base. As Cloud Computing continues to evolve and penetrate different industries, it is inevitable that the scope and definition of Cloud Computing becomes very subjective, based on providers’ and customers’ persp- tive of applications. For instance, Information Technology (IT) professionals p- ceive a Cloud as an unlimited, on-demand, flexible computing fabric that is always available to support their needs. Cloud users experience Cloud services as virtual, off-premise applications provided by Cloud service providers. To an end user, a p- vider offering a set of services or applications in the Cloud can manage these off- ings remotely. Despite these discrepancies, there is a general consensus that Cloud Computing includes technology that uses the Internet and collaborated servers to integrate data, applications, and computing resources. With proper Cloud access, such technology allows consumers and businesses to access their personal files on any computer without having to install special tools. Cloud Computing facilitates efficient operations and management of comp- ing technologies by federating storage, memory, processing, and bandwidth.

Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure

Author: Abdul Salam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118875582
Release Date: 2015-01-12
Genre: Computers

Learn in-demand cloud computing skills from industry experts Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure is an excellent resource for IT professionals seeking to tap into the demand for cloud administrators. This book helps prepare candidates for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification (CV0-001) cloud computing certification exam. Designed for IT professionals with 2-3 years of networking experience, this certification provides validation of your cloud infrastructure knowledge. With over 30 years of combined experience in cloud computing, the author team provides the latest expert perspectives on enterprise-level mobile computing, and covers the most essential topics for building and maintaining cloud-based systems, including: Understanding basic cloud-related computing concepts, terminology, and characteristics Identifying cloud delivery solutions and deploying new infrastructure Managing cloud technologies, services, and networks Monitoring hardware and software performance Featuring real-world examples and interactive exercises, Deploying and Managing Cloud Infrastructure delivers practical knowledge you can apply immediately. And, in addition, you also get access to a full set of electronic study tools including: Interactive Test Environment Electronic Flashcards Glossary of Key Terms Now is the time to learn the cloud computing skills you need to take that next step in your IT career.

CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle Third Edition

Author: Matt Walker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259837555
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Genre: Computers

Fully revised for the CEH v9 exam objectives, this valuable bundle includes two books, exclusive electronic content, and a bonus quick review guide This thoroughly updated, money-saving self-study set gathers essential exam-focused resources to use in preparation for the latest Certified Ethical Hacker exam. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition, provides an in-depth review that covers 100% of the exam’s objectives. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Practice Exams, Third Edition, tests and reinforces this coverage with 500+ realistic practice questions. The CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle, Third Edition, contains a bonus Quick Review Guide that can be used as the final piece for exam preparation. This content comes in addition to the electronic content included with the bundle’s component books. This new edition includes greater emphasis on cloud computing and mobile platforms and addresses new vulnerabilities to the latest technologies and operating systems. In all, the bundle includes more than 1000 accurate questions with detailed answer explanations Electronic content includes the Total Tester customizable exam engine, Quick Review Guide, and searchable PDF copies of both books Readers will save 12% compared to buying the two books separately, and the bonus Quick Review Guide is available only with the bundle

CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All in One Exam Guide Third Edition

Author: Matt Walker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259836565
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Computers

Fully up-to-date coverage of every topic on the CEH v9 certification exam Thoroughly revised for current exam objectives, this integrated self-study system offers complete coverage of the EC Council's Certified Ethical Hacker v9 exam. Inside, IT security expert Matt Walker discusses all of the tools, techniques, and exploits relevant to the CEH exam. Readers will find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, end-of-chapter reviews, and practice exam questions with in-depth answer explanations. An integrated study system based on proven pedagogy, CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition, features brand-new explanations of cloud computing and mobile platforms and addresses vulnerabilities to the latest technologies and operating systems. Readers will learn about footprinting and reconnaissance, malware, hacking Web applications and mobile platforms, cloud computing vulnerabilities, and much more. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this authoritative resource will also serve as an essential on-the-job reference. Features more than 400 accurate practice questions, including new performance-based questions Electronic content includes 2 complete practice exams and a PDF copy of the book Written by an experienced educator with more than 30 years of experience in the field

The 7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software

Author: Mano Paul
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439814468
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Computers

The 7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software provides a framework for designing, developing, and deploying hacker-resilient software. It uses engaging anecdotes and analogies—ranging from Aesop’s fables, athletics, architecture, biology, nursery rhymes, and video games—to illustrate the qualities that are essential for the development of highly secure software. Each chapter details one of the seven qualities that can make your software highly secure and less susceptible to hacker threats. Leveraging real-world experiences and examples, the book: Explains complex security concepts in language that is easy to understand for professionals involved in management, software development, and operations Specifies the qualities and skills that are essential for building secure software Highlights the parallels between the habits of effective people and qualities in terms of software security Praise for the Book: This will be required reading for my executives, security team, software architects and lead developers. —David W. Stender, CISSP, CSSLP, CAP, CISO of the US Internal Revenue Service Developing highly secure software should be at the forefront of organizational strategy and this book provides a framework to do so. —Troy Leach, CTO, PCI Security Standards Council This book will teach you the core, critical skills needed to raise the security bar on the attackers and swing the game in your favor. —Michael Howard, Principal Cyber Security Program Manager, Microsoft As a penetration tester, my job will be a lot harder as people read this book! —Kevin Johnson, Security Consultant, Secure Ideas

Secure ICT Service Provisioning for Cloud Mobile and Beyond

Author: Eberhard von Faber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783658164829
Release Date: 2017-03-13
Genre: Computers

This book describes new methods and measures which enable ICT service providers and large IT departments to provide secure ICT services in an industrialized IT production environment characterized by rigorous specialization, standardization and division of labor along the complete supply chain. This book is also for suppliers playing their role in this industry. Even more important, user organizations are given deep insight in secure IT production which allows them to make the best out of cloud, mobile and beyond. This book presents a new organization and classification scheme being thoroughly modular and hierarchical. It contains a security taxonomy that organizes all aspects of modern industrialized IT production. The approach takes operational requirements into account and focuses on user requirements, thus facing the reality in the market economy. Despite cost pressure, providers must ensure security by exploiting economies of scale to raise the efficiency also with respect to security. Furthermore, this book describes a wealth of security measures derived from real-world challenges in IT production and IT service management.

Principles of Computer Security CompTIA Security and Beyond Fifth Edition

Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260026009
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Genre: Computers

Fully updated computer security essentials—quality approved by CompTIA Learn IT security fundamentals while getting complete coverage of the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-501. This thoroughly revised, full-color textbook discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more. Written by a pair of highly respected security educators, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+® and Beyond, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) will help you pass the exam and become a CompTIA certified computer security expert. Find out how to: •Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security •Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs) •Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs) •Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices •Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications •Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing •Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits •Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security •Explore secure software development requirements •Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures •Handle computer forensics and incident response •Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues Online content includes: •Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or exam objective •200 practice exam questions Each chapter includes: •Learning objectives •Real-world examples •Try This! and Cross Check exercises •Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings •Exam Tips •End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Implementing the Government ICT strategy

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0102977062
Release Date: 2011-12-21
Genre: Political Science

The National Audit Office has commended the early progress being made by the Government in implementing its ICT Strategy but has identified areas where progress has not kept pace with the Government's ambitions. Launched in March 2011, the Strategy is intended to tackle systemic problems in government ICT projects which in the past have tended to be too big, lengthy, risky and complex. Departments have independently developed systems which have often not communicated easily with one another. The broad aim of the Strategy is to reduce waste and project failure, create a common ICT infrastructure for government and use ICT to change how public services are delivered. The Government has adopted a pragmatic and collaborative approach and has largely met the first round of deadlines for taking action. New arrangements are in place to implement the Strategy; and the leadership, governance and mechanisms for making sure departments comply with the Strategy are different from those in the past and have the potential to secure benefits. Thirty actions from the Strategy have been rationalized into 19 delivery areas with a more consistent plan about how the new approaches and standards and the common ICT infrastructure will be taken forward. However, there are also a number of areas where not enough progress has been made. The Cabinet Office has not yet developed a system for measuring the extent to which the Strategy is resulting in sustained change. Gaps in ICT skills in the public sector also remain a serious challenge.

IT Supply Chain Security

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951D03670048R
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Administrative agencies