Cloud Security Handbook for Architects
Ashish Mishra

SKU: 9789395968997

$35.95 USD

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ISBN: 9789395968997
eISBN: 9789388590723
Rights: Worldwide
Author Name: Ashish Mishra
Publishing Date: 18-April-2023
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Binding: Paperback
Page Count: 362

A comprehensive guide to secure your future on Cloud


  • Learn traditional security concepts in the cloud and compare data asset management with on-premises.
  • Understand data asset management in the cloud and on-premises.
  • Choose the right security solutions and design and implement native cloud controls.
  • Establish a reliable and secure security system while ensuring proper compliance.


Cloud platforms face unique security issues and opportunities because of their quickly evolving designs and API-driven automation. Cloud-specific strategies for securing platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and others will be taught to architects, developers, and security experts. The book will also assist you in implementing data asset management, identity and access management, network security, vulnerability management, incident response, and compliance in your cloud environment.

This book helps cybersecurity teams in strengthening their security posture through the mitigation of cyber risk when "targets" shift to the cloud. The book assists you in identifying security issues and shows you how to achieve best-in-class cloud security. It also includes new cybersecurity best practices for daily, weekly, and monthly processes that you can combine with your other IT and security daily operations to meet NIST criteria.

This book teaches how to leverage cloud computing by addressing the shared responsibility paradigm required to meet PCI-DSS, ISO 27001/2, and other standards. The book explains the basics and foundational elements of the cloud and the requirement for cloud security. It will help you choose the right cloud security stack for your ecosystem.

Moving forward, we will discuss the architecture and framework, building blocks of native cloud security controls, adoption of required security compliance, and the right culture to adopt this new paradigm shift in the ecosystem.

Towards the end, we will talk about the maturity path of cloud security, along with recommendations and best practices relating to some real-life experiences.


  • Understand the critical role of Identity and Access Management (IAM) in cloud environments.
  • Address different types of security vulnerabilities in the cloud.
  • Develop and apply effective incident response strategies for detecting, responding to, and recovering from security incidents.
  • Establish a robust and secure security system by selecting appropriate security solutions for your cloud ecosystem.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and requirements throughout your cloud journey.
  • Explore container technologies and microservices design in the context of cloud security.


The right audience includes but is not limited to Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Cloud Architect, Cloud Security Architect, and security practice team.

SECTION I: Overview and Need to Transform to Cloud Landscape

  1. Evolution of Cloud Computing and its Impact on Security 
  2. Understanding the Core Principles of Cloud Security and its Importance
  3. Cloud Landscape Assessment and Choosing the Solution for Your Enterprise

SECTION II: Building Blocks of Cloud Security Framework and Adoption Path

  1. Cloud Security Architecture and Implementation Framework
  2. Native Cloud Security Controls and Building Blocks
  3. Examine Regulatory Compliance and Adoption path for Cloud 
  4. Creating and Enforcing Effective Security Policies

SECTION III: Maturity Path

  1. Leveraging Cloud-based Security Solutions for Security-as-a-Service
  2. Cloud Security Recommendations and Best Practices

Ashish Mishra is a seasoned IT professional and author who has more than 19 years of experience in the industry. He holds a strong grip and command of IT (Information Technology), IS (Information Security), and Cybersecurity domains. Ashish is also  experienced in managing large IT and IS Operations, Strategy Building, Transformation Journey, Project and Program Management, and Service Delivery.

His technical areas of expertise include but are not limited to Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Cloud Security, Network Security, SASE, and Zero Trust.

With the thought process of “Continuous learning is the key to success”, he has obtained more than 100 professional certifications across various technologies and platforms related to Public and Private Cloud, Cloud Security, Information Security, Cybersecurity, Compliance, Infrastructure Management, Leadership, Project Management, and many more.

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