For cloud professionals that want to brush up on cloud security knowledge, books are an excellent resource for learning how to effectively secure their cloud environment. To that end, we’ve listed the top six cloud security books that you should add to your reading list below. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and/or recognition in cloud security.
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by Raj Samani, Brian Honan, and Jim Reavis
“CSA Guide to Cloud Computing brings you the most current and comprehensive understanding of cloud security issues and deployment techniques from industry thought leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance. For years the CSA has been at the forefront of research and analysis into the most pressing security and privacy related issues associated with cloud computing. CSA Guide to Cloud Computing provides you with a one-stop source for industry-leading content, as well as a roadmap into the future considerations that the cloud presents.”
by Zeal Vora
“Automating security tasks, such as Server Hardening with Ansible, and other automation services, such as Monit, will monitor other security daemons and take the necessary action in case these security daemons are stopped maliciously. In short, this book has everything you need to secure your Cloud environment with. It is your ticket to obtain industry-adopted best practices for developing a secure, highly available, and fault-tolerant architecture for organizations.”
by Albert Anthony
“This book is for all IT professionals, system administrators and security analysts, solution architects and Chief Information Security Officers who are responsible for securing workloads in AWS for their organizations. Master AWS Security is helpful for all Solutions Architects who want to design and implement secure architecture on AWS by the following security by design principle, and is beneficial for personnel in Auditors and Project Management roles who want to understand how they can audit AWS workloads and manage security in AWS.”Our MSP Buyer’s Guide contains profiles on the top cloud managed service providers for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as questions you should ask vendors and yourself before buying. We also offer an MSP Vendor Map that outlines those vendors in a Venn diagram to make it easy for you to select potential providers.
by Yuri Diogenes and Tom Shinder
“You’ll walk through securing any Azure workload, and optimizing key facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Brand-new coverage includes single-click remediation, IoT, improved container security, Azure Sentinel, and more. Whatever your security role, you’ll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in the most efficient and reliable ways possible.”
by Yuri Diogenes, Debra Shinder, and Tom Shinder
“You’ll learn how to prepare infrastructure with Microsoft’s integrated tools, prebuilt templates, and managed services–and use these to help safely build and manage any enterprise, mobile, web, or Internet of Things (IoT) system. The authors guide you through enforcing, managing, and verifying robust security at physical, network, host, application, and data layers.”
by Chris Dotson
“With their rapidly changing architecture and API-driven automation, cloud platforms come with unique security challenges and opportunities. This hands-on book guides you through security best practices for multivendor cloud environments, whether your company plans to move legacy on-premises projects to the cloud or build a new infrastructure from the ground up.”