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Cloud Security and Privacy--New from O'Reilly: An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and Compliance

September 17, 2009

Sebastopol, CA—Cloud computing has emerged as a popular way for corporations to save money that would otherwise go into their IT infrastructure. However, along with the promise of cloud computing there has also been considerable skepticism about the type and extent of security and privacy that these services provide.

Cloud Security and Privacy (O'Reilly, US $34.99), written by three well-known authorities in the tech security world, addresses issues that affect any organization preparing to use cloud computing as an option.

This book walks you through the steps you need to take to ensure your web applications are secure and your data is safe, and addresses regulatory issues such as audit and compliance. Ideal for IT personnel who need to deliver and maintain applications in the cloud, business managers looking to cut costs, service providers, and investors, this book provides the detailed information on cloud computing security that--until now--has sorely been lacking.

With Cloud Security and Privacy you will:

  • Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud
  • Learn about identity and access management (IAM) practices for cloud services
  • Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant
  • Understand how privacy in the cloud compares with traditional computing models
  • Learn about standards and frameworks for audit and compliance within the cloud
  • Examine security delivered as a service--a different facet of cloud security

Advance Praise
"Cloud Security and Privacy is the seminal tome to guide information technology professionals in their pursuit of trust in 'on-demand computing.' This book is required reading for those with the mandate to secure the cloud, which is likely to be the dominant computing platform for the next two decades."
--Jim Reavis, Cofounder and Executive Director, Cloud Security Alliance

"As the demand for cloud computing increases, security and privacy will become more critical. This book examines the risks, trends, and solutions to consider when using cloud computing. It is essential reading for anyone trying to develop an approach to adopting cloud computing."
--Izak Mutlu, Vice President of Information Security, Salesforce.com

For a review copy or more information please email kathrynb@oreilly.com Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Subra Kumaraswamy has more than 18 years of engineering and management experience in information security, Internet, and e-commerce technologies.

Shahed Latif is a partner in KPMG's Advisory practice having extensive IT and business skills. He has over 23 years of experience working with the global fortune 1000 companies focusing on providing business and technology solutions across a variety of areas.

Tim Mather is an experienced security professional who is currently pursing a graduate degree in information assurance full-time. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on informa-tion security issues, and serves as an Advisor to several security-related start-ups.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596802769

For more information from the authors, register now for our free, live webcast on cloud security and privacy, at 10am PT on Thursday, September 24, 2009. See http://oreilly.com/go/cloud for more information.

Cloud Security and Privacy
Tim Mather, Subra Kumaraswamy, Shahed Latif
ISBN: 9780596802769, 334 pages,
Book Price: $34.99 USD, £21.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $27.99 USD


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