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In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, the adoption of cloud computing has become an essential strategy for businesses to scale, innovate, and stay competitive. However, with this transformation comes the critical responsibility of maintaining security and compliance within cloud environments. "Mastering Cloud Auditing" is a comprehensive guide that empowers readers to navigate the complex world of cloud auditing, ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data while adhering to regulatory requirements.


In this authoritative book, seasoned experts delve into the intricacies of cloud auditing, offering a practical and strategic approach that goes beyond mere compliance checks. Whether you're a cloud administrator, a security professional, an auditor, or a C-level executive, this book equips you with the knowledge and insights needed to proactively manage risks, maintain data privacy, and build a robust cloud infrastructure.

Mastering cloud auditing

  • 1.Introduction to Cloud Auditing
    1.1.The Significance of Cloud Auditing in Modern Businesses
    1.2.Role of Cloud Auditors in Ensuring Cloud Security
    1.3.The Evolving Landscape of Cloud Audit
    2.Understanding Cloud Computing
    2.1.Cloud Computing Models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
    2.2.Cloud Service Providers and Deployment Models
    2.3.Cloud Security Challenges and Considerations
    3.Cloud Audit Planning and Risk Assessment
    3.1.Developing a Cloud Audit Plan
    3.2.Identifying Cloud Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
    3.3.Assessing Cloud Risk Exposure and Prioritization
    4.Cloud Security Frameworks and Standards
    4.1.Overview of Cloud Security Frameworks (e.g., CSA, ISO 27017)
    4.2.Cloud Compliance with Regulatory Standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA)
    4.3.Aligning Cloud Security with Organizational Policies
    5.Auditing Cloud Infrastructure
    5.1.Evaluating Cloud Data Centers and Physical Security
    5.2.Assessing Network Security in the Cloud Environment
    5.3.Auditing Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    6.Auditing Cloud Data Protection
    6.1.Data Encryption and Privacy in the Cloud
    6.2.Auditing Cloud Data Backup and Recovery
    6.3.Cloud Data Residency and Sovereignty Audits
    7.Auditing Cloud Applications and Services
    7.1.Evaluating Security of Cloud-based Applications
    7.2.Assessing API Security in Cloud Environments
    7.3.Auditing Cloud Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
    8.Cloud Incident Response and Forensics
    8.1.Cloud Incident Response Planning and Testing
    8.2.Conducting Forensic Investigations in the Cloud
    8.3.Post-Incident Review and Remediation
    9.Auditing Cloud Compliance and Governance
    9.1.Auditing Cloud Vendor Management and Due Diligence
    9.2.Cloud Compliance Audits (e.g., SOC 2, ISO 27001)
    9.3.Cloud Governance and Risk Management Audits
    10.Auditing Cloud Monitoring and Logging
    10.1.Cloud Security Monitoring and SIEM Integration
    10.2.Cloud Log Management and Analysis
    10.3.Auditing Cloud Security Events and Alerts
    11.Cloud Security Automation and DevSecOps
    11.1.Integrating Security in Cloud Development Life Cycle
    11.2.Auditing Cloud Security Automation and Orchestration
    11.3.Securing Containers and Serverless Architecture
    12.Auditing Cloud Multi-Tenancy and Isolation
    12.1.Assessing Cloud Multi-Tenancy Security
    12.2.Cloud Virtualization and Hypervisor Audits
    12.3.Auditing Cloud Isolation Mechanisms
    13.Auditing Cloud Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    13.1.Evaluating Cloud DR Plans and Procedures
    13.2.Testing Cloud Business Continuity Preparedness
    13.3.Cloud DR Failover and Failback Audits
    14.Auditing Cloud Security in Specialized Industries
    14.1.Healthcare Cloud Security Audits
    14.2.Financial Services Cloud Audits
    14.3.Government Cloud Security Assessments
    15.Emerging Technologies in Cloud Auditing
    15.1.Auditing AI and Machine Learning in Cloud Environments
    15.2.Blockchain and Cloud Security Audits
    15.3.Cloud Quantum Computing Risks and Controls
    16.1.Cloud Audit Checklists and Templates
    16.2.Glossary of Cloud Auditing Terms
    16.3.About the author

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