Automating Security in the Cloud

Modernizing Governance Through Security Design

Author: Tim Sandage,Ted Steffan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781491960752

Category: Computers

Page: 450

View: 726

Automate the fundamental structure of your cloud account with reliable coded security and governance in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. This practical guide shows security professionals, DevOps teams, and others responsible for securing workloads in the cloud how to capture, secure, and control specific infrastructure control elements. You'll learn how to deploy security compliant processes for IT elements, such as pre-defining and constraining the design of AWS Identify and Access Management (IAM), AWS Key Management Services (KMS), and AWS CloudTrail. The result is a formalized, repeatable, and verifiable process for automating governance workflows to construct, implement, and run secure workloads through directed, trustworthy, and ratified governance automations in the cloud. Learn how to design and automate security-leading practice for an AWS secure account set-up and security architecture Accelerate secure adoption of AWS services through automated prevent and detect controls Galvanize the use of partner's services through integration, targeted guidance Train security practitioners on Modernizing Technology Governance preparations, training, and methods for automating AWS account design

Mastering Azure Analytics

Architecting in the Cloud with Azure Data Lake, HDInsight, and Spark

Author: Zoiner Tejada

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491956623

Category: Computers

Page: 412

View: 8197

Microsoft Azure has over 20 platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings that can act in support of a big data analytics solution. So which one is right for your project? This practical book helps you understand the breadth of Azure services by organizing them into a reference framework you can use when crafting your own big data analytics solution. You’ll not only be able to determine which service best fits the job, but also learn how to implement a complete solution that scales, provides human fault tolerance, and supports future needs. Understand the fundamental patterns of the data lake and lambda architecture Recognize the canonical steps in the analytics data pipeline and learn how to use Azure Data Factory to orchestrate them Implement data lakes and lambda architectures, using Azure Data Lake Store, Data Lake Analytics, HDInsight (including Spark), Stream Analytics, SQL Data Warehouse, and Event Hubs Understand where Azure Machine Learning fits into your analytics pipeline Gain experience using these services on real-world data that has real-world problems, with scenarios ranging from aviation to Internet of Things (IoT)

Federal Cloud Computing

The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers

Author: Matthew Metheny

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 012809687X

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 9422

Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing. Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization

Orchestrating and Automating Securi

Delivering Advanced Security Capabilities from Edge to Cloud for IoT

Author: Anthony Sabella,Rik Irons-Mclean,Marcelo Yannuzzi

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134756916

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

View: 3169

Master powerful techniques and approaches for securing IoT systems of all kinds–current and emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technology adoption is accelerating, but IoT presents complex new security challenges. Fortunately, IoT standards and standardized architectures are emerging to help technical professionals systematically harden their IoT environments. In Orchestrating and Automating Security for the Internet of Things, three Cisco experts show how to safeguard current and future IoT systems by delivering security through new NFV and SDN architectures and related IoT security standards. The authors first review the current state of IoT networks and architectures, identifying key security risks associated with nonstandardized early deployments and showing how early adopters have attempted to respond. Next, they introduce more mature architectures built around NFV and SDN. You’ll discover why these lend themselves well to IoT and IoT security, and master advanced approaches for protecting them. Finally, the authors preview future approaches to improving IoT security and present real-world use case examples. This is an indispensable resource for all technical and security professionals, business security and risk managers, and consultants who are responsible for systems that incorporate or utilize IoT devices, or expect to be responsible for them. · Understand the challenges involved in securing current IoT networks and architectures · Master IoT security fundamentals, standards, and modern best practices · Systematically plan for IoT security · Leverage Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to harden IoT networks · Deploy the advanced IoT platform, and use MANO to manage and orchestrate virtualized network functions · Implement platform security services including identity, authentication, authorization, and accounting · Detect threats and protect data in IoT environments · Secure IoT in the context of remote access and VPNs · Safeguard the IoT platform itself · Explore use cases ranging from smart cities and advanced energy systems to the connected car · Preview evolving concepts that will shape the future of IoT security

VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture

Automate and orchestrate your Software-Defined Data Center on AWS

Author: AJIT PRATAP KUNDAN

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787288587

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 6082

Enhance your virtualization skills by mastering storage and network virtualization with automation across different Clouds Key Features Migrate and build your applications in Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cross Cloud components and services Gain in-depth configuration insights of VMware Cross Cloud architecture Learn to migrate applications from VMware to AWS and IBM Cloud Book Description Over the past two decades, VMware vSphere has been known as the most trusted and reliable virtualization platform. VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture shows you how to design and configure Cross Cloud Architecture by using VMware Cloud Foundation and vRealize Suite with various use cases across private, public, and hybrid Cloud. This book takes you through everything from a basic understanding of virtualization to advanced aspects of storage and network virtualization, clustering, automation, and management. This book will be your guide to designing all aspects of Cloud. We start with the challenges faced by a traditional data center, define problem statements for you, and then brief you on respective solutions. Moving on, all kinds of virtualization and Cloud offerings from AWS and IBM Soft Layer are introduced and discussed in detail. Then, you'll learn how to design IT infrastructures for new and existing applications with a combination of Cloud Foundation, vRealize Suite, and vSphere enabled with VSAN and NSX. Furthermore, you'll learn how to design and configure high availability, disaster recovery, and apply an appropriate compliance matrix. Toward the end of the book, you will learn how to calculate the TCO/ROI, along with the VMware products packaging and licensing in detail. What you will learn Install and configure the Cloud foundation with Cross-Cloud services Configure vSphere high availability with the vCenter redundancy setup Architect and configure VMware with AWS Cloud Deploy VMware components in IBM Soft Layer Extend your DR setup with VMware to consume DRaaS Design and configure software-defined networking Implement compliance regulations to fix violations Who this book is for This book is for administrators, Cloud architects and network engineers who want to globalize their infrastructure using VMware and AWS services. An initial setup of workloads and data center is beneficial.

IT Security Compliance Management Design Guide with IBM Tivoli Security Information and Event Manager

Author: Axel Buecker,Jose Amado,David Druker,Carsten Lorenz,Frank Muehlenbrock,Rudy Tan,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738434469

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 8566

To comply with government and industry regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm Leach Bliley (GLBA), and COBIT (which can be considered a best-practices framework), organizations must constantly detect, validate, and report unauthorized changes and out-of-compliance actions within the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Using the IBM® Tivoli Security Information and Event Manager solution organizations can improve the security of their information systems by capturing comprehensive log data, correlating this data through sophisticated log interpretation and normalization, and communicating results through a dashboard and full set of audit and compliance reporting. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we discuss the business context of security audit and compliance software for organizations and describe the logical and physical components of IBM Tivoli Security Information and Event Manager. We also present a typical deployment within a business scenario. This book is a valuable resource for security officers, administrators, and architects who want to understand and implement a centralized security audit and compliance solution.

The Enterprise Cloud

Best Practices for Transforming Legacy IT

Author: James Bond

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491907843

Category: Computers

Page: 396

View: 5803

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization's traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience. Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing. Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

Securing DevOps

Safe Services in the Cloud

Author: Julien Vehent

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617294136

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 7789

Summary Securing DevOps explores how the techniques of DevOps and security should be applied together to make cloud services safer. This introductory book reviews the latest practices used in securing web applications and their infrastructure and teaches you techniques to integrate security directly into your product. You'll also learn the core concepts of DevOps, such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, and infrastructure as a service. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology An application running in the cloud can benefit from incredible efficiencies, but they come with unique security threats too. A DevOps team's highest priority is understanding those risks and hardening the system against them. About the Book Securing DevOps teaches you the essential techniques to secure your cloud services. Using compelling case studies, it shows you how to build security into automated testing, continuous delivery, and other core DevOps processes. This experience-rich book is filled with mission-critical strategies to protect web applications against attacks, deter fraud attempts, and make your services safer when operating at scale. You'll also learn to identify, assess, and secure the unique vulnerabilities posed by cloud deployments and automation tools commonly used in modern infrastructures. What's inside An approach to continuous security Implementing test-driven security in DevOps Security techniques for cloud services Watching for fraud and responding to incidents Security testing and risk assessment About the Reader Readers should be comfortable with Linux and standard DevOps practices like CI, CD, and unit testing. About the Author Julien Vehent is a security architect and DevOps advocate. He leads the Firefox Operations Security team at Mozilla, and is responsible for the security of Firefox's high-traffic cloud services and public websites. Table of Contents Securing DevOps PART 1 - Case study: applying layers of security to a simple DevOps pipeline Building a barebones DevOps pipeline Security layer 1: protecting web applications Security layer 2: protecting cloud infrastructures Security layer 3: securing communications Security layer 4: securing the delivery pipeline PART 2 - Watching for anomalies and protecting services against attacks Collecting and storing logs Analyzing logs for fraud and attacks Detecting intrusions The Caribbean breach: a case study in incident response PART 3 - Maturing DevOps security Assessing risks Testing security Continuous security

Migrating to the Cloud

Oracle Client/Server Modernization

Author: Tom Laszewski,Prakash Nauduri

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1597496480

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 4652

Migrating to the Cloud: Oracle Client/Server Modernization is a reference guide for migrating client/server applications to the Oracle cloud. Organized into 14 chapters, the book offers tips on planning, determining effort and budget, designing the Oracle cloud infrastructure, implementing the migration, and moving the Oracle cloud environment into production. Aside from Oracle application and database cloud offerings, the book looks at various tools and technologies that can facilitate migration to the cloud. It includes useful code snippets and step-by-step instructions in database migration, along with four case studies that highlight service enablement of DOS-based applications, Sybase to Oracle, PowerBuilder to APEX, and Forms to Java EE. Finally, it considers current challenges and future trends in cloud computing and client/server migration. This book will be useful to IT professionals, such as developers, architects, database administrators, IT project managers, and executives, in developing migration strategies and best practices, as well as finding appropriate solutions. Focuses on Oracle architecture, Middleware and COTS business applications Explains the tools and technologies necessary for your legacy migration Gives useful information about various strategies, migration methodologies and efficient plans for executing migration projects

Cloud Enterprise Architecture

Author: Pethuru Raj

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466589078

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 1298

Cloud Enterprise Architecture examines enterprise architecture (EA) in the context of the surging popularity of Cloud computing. It explains the different kinds of desired transformations the architectural blocks of EA undergo in light of this strategically significant convergence. Chapters cover each of the contributing architectures of EA—business, information, application, integration, security, and technology—illustrating the current and impending implications of the Cloud on each. Discussing the implications of the Cloud paradigm on EA, the book details the perceptible and positive changes that will affect EA design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance. The author ties these topics together with chapters on Cloud integration and composition architecture. He also examines the Enterprise Cloud, Federated Clouds, and the vision to establish the InterCloud. Laying out a comprehensive strategy for planning and executing Cloud-inspired transformations, the book: Explains how the Cloud changes and affects enterprise architecture design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance Presents helpful information on next-generation Cloud computing Describes additional architectural types such as enterprise-scale integration, security, management, and governance architectures This book is an ideal resource for enterprise architects, Cloud evangelists and enthusiasts, and Cloud application and service architects. Cloud center administrators, Cloud business executives, managers, and analysts will also find the book helpful and inspirational while formulating appropriate mechanisms and schemes for sound modernization and migration of traditional applications to Cloud infrastructures and platforms.

Federal Cloud Computing

The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers

Author: Matthew Metheny

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 012809687X

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 4459

Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing. Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization

Hands-on DevOps

Explore the concept of continuous delivery and integrate it with data science concepts

Author: Sricharan Vadapalli

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788476042

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 8859

Transform yourself into a specialist in DevOps adoption for Big Data on cloud About This Book Learn the concepts of Bigdata and Devops and Implement them Get Acquainted with DevOps Frameworks Methodologies and Tools A practical approach to build and work efficiently with your big data cluster Get introduced to multiple flavors of tools and platforms from vendors on Hadoop, Cloud, Containers and IoT Offerings In-Depth Technology understanding on Data Sciences, Microservices, Bigdata Who This Book Is For If you are a Big Data Architects, solutions provider, or any stakeholder working in big data environment and wants to implement the strategy of DevOps, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Learn about the DevOps culture, its frameworks, maturity, and design patterns Get acquainted with multiple niche technologies microservices, containers, kubernetes, IoT, and cloud Build big data clusters, enterprise applications and data science models Apply DevOps concepts for continuous integration, delivery, deployment and monitoring Get introduced to Open source tools, service offerings from multiple vendors Start digital journey to apply DevOps concepts to migrate big data, cloud, microservices, IoT, security, ERP systems In Detail DevOps strategies have really become an important factor for big data environments. This book initially provides an introduction to big data, DevOps, and Cloud computing along with the need for DevOps strategies in big data environments. We move on to explore the adoption of DevOps frameworks and business scenarios. We then build a big data cluster, deploy it on the cloud, and explore DevOps activities such as CI/CD and containerization. Next, we cover big data concepts such as ETL for data sources, Hadoop clusters, and their applications. Towards the end of the book, we explore ERP applications useful for migrating to DevOps frameworks and examine a few case studies for migrating big data and prediction models. By the end of this book, you will have mastered implementing DevOps tools and strategies for your big data clusters. Style and approach A clear, concise, and straightforward book that will enable you to use and implement DevOps on big data to improve the efficiency.

Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Author: Tiffany C Vance,Nazila Merati,Chaowei Yang,May Yuan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012803193X

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 2598

Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences provides the latest information on this relatively new platform for scientific computing, which has great possibilities and challenges, including pricing and deployments costs and applications that are often presented as primarily business oriented. In addition, scientific users may be very familiar with these types of models and applications, but relatively unfamiliar with the intricacies of the hardware platforms they use. The book provides a range of practical examples of cloud applications that are written to be accessible to practitioners, researchers, and students in affiliated fields. By providing general information on the use of the cloud for oceanographic and atmospheric computing, as well as examples of specific applications, this book encourages and educates potential users of the cloud. The chapters provide an introduction to the practical aspects of deploying in the cloud, also providing examples of workflows and techniques that can be reused in new projects. Provides real examples that help new users quickly understand the cloud and provide guidance for new projects Presents proof of the usability of the techniques and a clear path to adoption of the techniques by other researchers Includes real research and development examples that are ideal for cloud computing adopters in ocean and atmospheric domains

Handbook of Research on Embedded Systems Design

Author: Bagnato, Alessandra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146666195X

Category: Computers

Page: 520

View: 4374

As real-time and integrated systems become increasingly sophisticated, issues related to development life cycles, non-recurring engineering costs, and poor synergy between development teams will arise. The Handbook of Research on Embedded Systems Design provides insights from the computer science community on integrated systems research projects taking place in the European region. This premier references work takes a look at the diverse range of design principles covered by these projects, from specification at high abstraction levels using standards such as UML and related profiles to intermediate design phases. This work will be invaluable to designers of embedded software, academicians, students, practitioners, professionals, and researchers working in the computer science industry.

Cloud Native Architectures

Design high-availability and cost-effective applications for the cloud

Author: Tom Laszewski,Kamal Arora,Erik Farr,Piyum Zonooz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787284891

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 1188

Learn and understand the need to architect cloud applications and migrate your business to cloud efficiently Key Features Understand the core design elements required to build scalable systems Plan resources and technology stacks effectively for high security and fault tolerance Explore core architectural principles using real-world examples Book Description Cloud computing has proven to be the most revolutionary IT development since virtualization. Cloud native architectures give you the benefit of more flexibility over legacy systems. To harness this, businesses need to refresh their development models and architectures when they find they don’t port to the cloud. Cloud Native Architectures demonstrates three essential components of deploying modern cloud native architectures: organizational transformation, deployment modernization, and cloud native architecture patterns. This book starts with a quick introduction to cloud native architectures that are used as a base to define and explain what cloud native architecture is and is not. You will learn what a cloud adoption framework looks like and develop cloud native architectures using microservices and serverless computing as design principles. You’ll then explore the major pillars of cloud native design including scalability, cost optimization, security, and ways to achieve operational excellence. In the concluding chapters, you will also learn about various public cloud architectures ranging from AWS and Azure to the Google Cloud Platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned the techniques to adopt cloud native architectures that meet your business requirements. You will also understand the future trends and expectations of cloud providers. What you will learn Learn the difference between cloud native and traditional architecture Explore the aspects of migration, when and why to use it Identify the elements to consider when selecting a technology for your architecture Automate security controls and configuration management Use infrastructure as code and CICD pipelines to run environments in a sustainable manner Understand the management and monitoring capabilities for AWS cloud native application architectures Who this book is for Cloud Native Architectures is for software architects who are keen on designing resilient, scalable, and highly available applications that are native to the cloud.

Architecting Modern Java EE Applications

Designing lightweight, business-oriented enterprise applications in the age of cloud, containers, and Java EE 8

Author: Sebastian Daschner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788397126

Category: Computers

Page: 442

View: 5242

Find out how to craft effective, business-oriented Java EE 8 applications that target customer's demands in the age of Cloud platforms and container technology. About This Book Understand the principles of modern Java EE and how to realize effective architectures Gain knowledge of how to design enterprise software in the age of automation, Continuous Delivery and Cloud platforms Learn about the reasoning and motivations behind state-of-the-art enterprise Java technology, that focuses on business Who This Book Is For This book is for experienced Java EE developers who are aspiring to become the architects of enterprise-grade applications, or software architects who would like to leverage Java EE to create effective blueprints of applications. What You Will Learn What enterprise software engineers should focus on Implement applications, packages, and components in a modern way Design and structure application architectures Discover how to realize technical and cross-cutting aspects Get to grips with containers and container orchestration technology Realize zero-dependency, 12-factor, and Cloud-native applications Implement automated, fast, reliable, and maintainable software tests Discover distributed system architectures and their requirements In Detail Java EE 8 brings with it a load of features, mainly targeting newer architectures such as microservices, modernized security APIs, and cloud deployments. This book will teach you to design and develop modern, business-oriented applications using Java EE 8. It shows how to structure systems and applications, and how design patterns and Domain Driven Design aspects are realized in the age of Java EE 8. You will learn about the concepts and principles behind Java EE applications, and how to effect communication, persistence, technical and cross-cutting concerns, and asynchronous behavior. This book covers Continuous Delivery, DevOps, infrastructure-as-code, containers, container orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes, and why and especially how Java EE fits into this world. It also covers the requirements behind containerized, zero-dependency applications and how modern Java EE application servers support these approaches. You will also learn about automated, fast, and reliable software tests, in different test levels, scopes, and test technologies. This book covers the prerequisites and challenges of distributed systems that lead to microservice, shared-nothing architectures. The challenges and solutions of consistency versus scalability will further lead us to event sourcing, event-driven architectures, and the CQRS principle. This book also includes the nuts and bolts of application performance as well as how to realize resilience, logging, monitoring and tracing in a modern enterprise world. Last but not least the demands of securing enterprise systems are covered. By the end, you will understand the ins and outs of Java EE so that you can make critical design decisions that not only live up to, but also surpass your clients' expectations. Style and approach This book focuses on solving business problems and meeting customer demands in the enterprise world. It covers how to create enterprise applications with reasonable technology choices, free of cargo-cult and over-engineering. The aspects shown in this book not only demonstrate how to realize a certain solution, but also explain its motivations and reasoning.

Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud

Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services

Author: Huseni Saboowala,Muhammad Abid,Sudhir Modali

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0132731002

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 8022

Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services A rapid, easy-to-understand approach to delivering a secure, resilient, easy-to-manage, SLA-driven cloud experience Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud helps you understand the design and architecture of networks and network services that enable the delivery of business-grade cloud services. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience in network and cloud design, validation, and deployment, the authors demonstrate how networks spanning from the Enterprise branch/HQ and the service provider Next-Generation Networks (NGN) to the data center fabric play a key role in addressing the primary inhibitors to cloud adoption–security, performance, and management complexity. The authors first review how virtualized infrastructure lays the foundation for the delivery of cloud services before delving into a primer on clouds, including the management of cloud services. Next, they explore key factors that inhibit enterprises from moving their core workloads to the cloud, and how advanced networks and network services can help businesses migrate to the cloud with confidence. You’ll find an in-depth look at data center networks, including virtualization-aware networks, virtual network services, and service overlays. The elements of security in this virtual, fluid environment are discussed, along with techniques for optimizing and accelerating the service delivery. The book dives deeply into cloud-aware service provider NGNs and their role in flexibly connecting distributed cloud resources, ensuring the security of provider and tenant resources, and enabling the optimal placement of cloud services. The role of Enterprise networks as a critical control point for securely and cost-effectively connecting to high-performance cloud services is explored in detail before various parts of the network finally come together in the definition and delivery of end-to-end cloud SLAs. At the end of the journey, you preview the exciting future of clouds and network services, along with the major upcoming trends. If you are a technical professional or manager who must design, implement, or operate cloud or NGN solutions in enterprise or service-provider environments, this guide will be an indispensable resource. * Understand how virtualized data-center infrastructure lays the groundwork for cloud-based services * Move from distributed virtualization to “IT-as-a-service” via automated self-service portals * Classify cloud services and deployment models, and understand the actors in the cloud ecosystem * Review the elements, requirements, challenges, and opportunities associated with network services in the cloud * Optimize data centers via network segmentation, virtualization-aware networks, virtual network services, and service overlays * Systematically secure cloud services * Optimize service and application performance * Plan and implement NGN infrastructure to support and accelerate cloud services * Successfully connect enterprises to the cloud * Define and deliver on end-to-end cloud SLAs * Preview the future of cloud and network services

The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java

Author: Fred Long,Dhruv Mohindra,Robert C. Seacord,Dean F. Sutherland,David Svoboda

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321803957

Category: Computers

Page: 699

View: 1076

The only comprehensive set of guidelines for secure Java programming - from the field's leading organizations, CERT and Oracle • •Authoritative, end-to-end code-level requirements for building secure systems with any recent version of Java, including the new Java 7 •Presents techniques that also improve safety, reliability, dependability, robustness, availability, maintainability, and other attributes of quality. •Includes extensive risk assessment guidance, plus references for further information. This is the first authoritative, comprehensive compilation of code-level requirements for building secure systems in Java. Organized by CERT's pioneering software security experts, with support from Oracle's own Java platform developers, it covers every facet of secure software coding with Java 7 SE and Java 6 SE, and offers value even to developers working with other Java versions. The authors itemize the most common coding errors leading to vulnerabilities in Java programs, and provide specific guidelines for avoiding each of them. They show how to produce programs that are not only secure, but also safer, more reliable, more robust, and easier to maintain. After a high-level introduction to Java application security, eighteen consistently-organized chapters detail specific guidelines for each facet of Java development. Each set of guidelines defines conformance, presents both noncompliant examples and corresponding compliant solutions, shows how to assess risk, and offers references for further information. To limit this book's size, the authors focus on 'normative requirements': strict rules for what programmers must do for their work to be secure, as defined by conformance to specific standards that can be tested through automated analysis software. (Note: A follow-up book will present 'non-normative requirements': recommendations for what Java developers typically 'should' do to further strengthen program security beyond testable 'requirements.')

Secrets and Lies

Digital Security in a Networked World

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118082273

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 5256

Bestselling author Bruce Schneier offers his expert guidance on achieving security on a network Internationally recognized computer security expert Bruce Schneier offers a practical, straightforward guide to achieving security throughout computer networks. Schneier uses his extensive field experience with his own clients to dispel the myths that often mislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems. This practical guide provides readers with a better understanding of why protecting information is harder in the digital world, what they need to know to protect digital information, how to assess business and corporate security needs, and much more. * Walks the reader through the real choices they have now for digital security and how to pick and choose the right one to meet their business needs * Explains what cryptography can and can't do in achieving digital security

Forest Gardening in Practice

An Illustrated Practical Guide for Homes, Communities and Enterprises

Author: Tomas Remiarz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856232937

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 5064

A forest garden is a place where nature and people meet halfway--between the canopy of trees and the soil underfoot. It doesn t have to look like a forest: what s important is that natural processes are allowed to unfold, to the benefit of plants, people and other creatures. The result is an edible ecosystem. For three decades experimental forest gardens have been planted in temperate cities and rural sites, in households, neighborhoods, community gardens, parks, market gardens and plant nurseries. Forest Gardening In Practice offers an in-depth review of forest gardening with living, best practice examples. It highlights the four core skills of forest gardeners: ecology, horticulture, design, and cooperation. It is for hobby gardeners, smallholders, community gardeners and landscape professionals. Forest Gardening In Practice features: A history of forest gardening A step-by-step guide to creating your own edible ecosystem 14 in-depth case studies of established forest gardens and edible landscapes in Europe and the U.S. Chapters on integrating animals, learning, enterprises, working in community and public settings "