Cloud Auditing Best Practices: Perform Security and IT Audits across AWS, Azure, and GCP by building effective cloud auditing plans

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Ensure compliance across the top cloud players by diving into AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud auditing to minimize security risks

Key FeaturesLeverage best practices and emerging technologies to effectively audit a cloud environmentGet better at auditing and unlock career opportunities in cloud audits and complianceExplore multiple assessments of various features in a cloud environment to see how it’s doneBook Description

As more and more companies are moving to cloud and multi-cloud environments, being able to assess the compliance of these environments properly is becoming more important. But in this fast-moving domain, getting the most up-to-date information is a challenge―so where do you turn?

Cloud Auditing Best Practices has all the information you’ll need. With an explanation of the fundamental concepts and hands-on walk-throughs of the three big cloud players, this book will get you up to speed with cloud auditing before you know it.

After a quick introduction to cloud architecture and an understanding of the importance of performing cloud control assessments, you’ll quickly get to grips with navigating AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud environments. As you explore the vital role an IT auditor plays in any company’s network, you’ll learn how to successfully build cloud IT auditing programs, including using standard tools such as Terraform, Azure Automation, AWS Policy Sentry, and many more.

You’ll also get plenty of tips and tricks for preparing an effective and advanced audit and understanding how to monitor and assess cloud environments using standard tools.

By the end of this book, you will be able to confidently apply and assess security controls for AWS, Azure, and GCP, allowing you to independently and effectively confirm compliance in the cloud.

What you will learnUnderstand the cloud shared responsibility and role of an IT auditorExplore change management and integrate it with DevSecOps processesUnderstand the value of performing cloud control assessmentsLearn tips and tricks to perform an advanced and effective auditing programEnhance visibility by monitoring and assessing cloud environmentsExamine IAM, network, infrastructure, and logging controlsUse policy and compliance automation with tools such as TerraformWho this book is for

This book is for IT auditors looking to learn more about assessing cloud environments for compliance, as well as those looking for practical tips on how to audit them and what security controls are available to map to IT general computing controls. Other IT professionals whose job includes assessing compliance, such as DevSecOps teams, identity, and access management analysts, cloud engineers, and cloud security architects, will also find plenty of useful information in this book. Before you get started, you’ll need a basic understanding of IT systems and a solid grasp of cybersecurity basics.

Table of ContentsCloud Architecture and NavigationEffective Techniques for Preparing to Audit Cloud EnvironmentsIdentity and Access Management ControlsNetwork, Infrastructure, and Security ControlsFinancial Resource and Change Management ControlsTips and Techniques for Advanced AuditingTools for Monitoring and AssessingWalk-Through – Assessing IAM ControlsWalk-Through – Assessing Policy Settings and Resource ControlsWalk-Through – Assessing Change Management, Logging, and Monitoring Policies

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Packt Publishing (January 13, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 268 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1803243775
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1803243771
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.03 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.61 x 9.25 inches

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