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Best-selling author Thomas Erl has brought together the first de facto catalog of design patterns for modern cloud technology architectures, platforms and practices. More than two years in development, the 80+ patterns covered in this book illustrate proven architectural and design solutions to the most common problems and requirements for cloud-based solution design and implementation, with rich, visual documentation including 300+ diagrams. Erl and his colleagues document dozens of cloud computing mechanisms, each representing a well-defined component common to cloud-based environments. Product Description ?This book continues the very high standard we have come to expect from ServiceTech Press. The book provides well-explained vendor-agnostic patterns to the challenges of providing or using cloud solutions from PaaS to SaaS. The book is not only a great patterns reference, but also worth reading from cover to cover as the patterns are thought-provoking, drawing out points that you should consider and ask of a potential vendor if you?re adopting a cloud solution.? --Phil Wilkins, Enterprise Integration Architect, Specsavers ?Thomas Erl?s text provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on cloud design patterns that is clearly and concisely explained for the technical professional and layman alike. It is an informative, knowledgeable, and powerful insight that may guide cloud experts in achieving extraordinary results based on extraordinary expertise identified in this text. I will use this text as a resource in future cloud designs and architectural considerations.? --Dr. Nancy M. Landreville, CEO/CISO, NML Computer Consulting The Definitive Guide to Cloud Architecture and Design Best-selling service technology author Thomas Erl has brought together the de facto catalog of design patterns for modern cloud-based architecture and solution design. More than two years in development, this book?s 100+ patterns illustrate proven solutions to common cloud challenges and requirements. Its patterns are supported by rich, visual documentation, including 300+ diagrams. The authors address topics covering scalability, elasticity, reliability, resiliency, recovery, data management, storage, virtualization, monitoring, provisioning, administration, and much more. Readers will further find detailed coverage of cloud security, from networking and storage safeguards to identity systems, trust assurance, and auditing. This book?s unprecedented technical depth makes it a must-have resource for every cloud technology architect, solution designer, developer, administrator, and manager. Topic Areas Enabling ubiquitous, on-demand, scalable network access to shared pools of configurable IT resources Optimizing multitenant environments to efficiently serve multiple unpredictable consumers Using elasticity best practices to scale IT resources transparently and automatically Ensuring runtime reliability, operational resiliency, and automated recovery from any failure Establishing resilient cloud architectures that act as pillars for enterprise cloud solutions Rapidly provisioning cloud storage devices, resources, and data with minimal management effort Enabling customers to configure and operate custom virtual networks in SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS environments Efficiently provisioning resources, monitoring runtimes, and handling day-to-day administration Implementing best-practice security controls for cloud service architectures and cloud storage Securing on-premise Internet access, external cloud connections, and scaled VMs Protecting cloud services against denial-of-service attacks and traffic hijacking Establishing cloud authentication gateways, federated cloud authentication, and cloud key management Providing trust attestation services to customers Monitoring and independently auditing cloud security Solving complex cloud design problems with compound super-patterns Features + Benefits Presents 80+ patterns and 300 diagrams demonstrating proven architectural and design solutions for the most common cloud challenges Documents dozens of cloud computing mechanisms, each representing a well-defined component of cloud-based environments Introduces cloud computing design patterns with an unprecedented level of technical depth Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Objective of This Book 2 What This Book Does Not Cover 2 Who This Book Is For 2 Origin of This Book 3 Recommended Reading 3 How This Book Is Organized 3 Chapter 3: Sharing, Scaling and Elasticity
See how privileges, passwords, vulnerabilities, and exploits can be leveraged as an attack vector and breach any organization. Cyber attacks continue to increase in volume and sophistication. It is not a matter of if , but when your organization will be breached. Attackers target the perimeter network, but in recent years have refocused their efforts on the path of least resistance: users and their privileges. In decades past an entire enterprise might be sufficiently managed through just a handful of credentials. Today´s environmental complexity means privileged credentials are needed for a multitude of different account types (from domain admin and sysadmin to workstations with admin rights), operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux, etc.), directory services, databases, applications, cloud instances, networking hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and more. When unmanaged, these privileged credentials pose a significant threat from external hackers and insider threats. There is not one silver bullet to provide the protection you need against all vectors and stages of an attack. And while some new and innovative solutions will help protect against or detect the initial infection, they are not guaranteed to stop 100% of malicious activity. The volume and frequency of privilege-based attacks continues to increase and test the limits of existing security controls and solution implementations. Privileged Attack Vector s details the risks associated with poor privilege management, the techniques that hackers and insiders leverage, and the defensive measures that organizations must adopt to protect against a breach, protect against lateral movement, and improve the ability to detect hacker activity or insider threats in order to mitigate the impact. What You´ll Learn Know how identities, credentials, passwords, and exploits can be leveraged to escalate privileges during an attack Implement defensive and auditing strategies to mitigate the threats and risk Understand a 12-step privileged account management Implementation plan Consider deployment and scope, including risk, auditing, regulations, and oversight solutions Who This Book Is For Security management professionals, new security professionals, and auditors looking to understand and solve privileged escalation threats