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About Heartin Kanikathottu
Heartin Kanikathottu is an author, architect, tech evangelist, teacher and blogger. He has worked for companies including Society Generale, VMware, IG Infotech, Software AG, SAP Ariba, American Express, and TCS. He has two master degrees, an MS in cloud computing, and an M-Tech in software systems. He had done his BTech in Compputer science. He has over 10 professional certifications in the areas of the cloud, security, coding, and design from providers such as AWS, Pivotal, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and Sun.
His latest book on cloud computing titled AWS Security Cookbook featured 8th among 100 best cloud computing books of all time on an AI enabled survey conducted by bookauthority.org. His book on serverless computing titled Serverless Programming cookbook also has very good reviews. His blogs on the cloud (CloudMaterials.com) and programming (JavaJee.com) have followers from countries across the globe. His initiatives such as cloudericks.com and buddytutor.com is helping many students and professionals learn technology and even language.
He mentors others and leads technical sessions at work, meetups, and conferences. He likes reading and maintains a big library at home with technical, fictional, and motivational books.
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Secure your Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure with permission policies, key management, and network security, along with following cloud security best practices
- Explore useful recipes for implementing robust cloud security solutions on AWS
- Monitor your AWS infrastructure and workloads using CloudWatch, CloudTrail, config, GuardDuty, and Macie
- Prepare for the AWS Certified Security-Specialty exam by exploring various security models and compliance offerings
As a security consultant, securing your infrastructure by implementing policies and following best practices is critical. This cookbook discusses practical solutions to the most common problems related to safeguarding infrastructure, covering services and features within AWS that can help you implement security models such as the CIA triad (confidentiality, integrity, and availability), and the AAA triad (authentication, authorization, and availability), along with non-repudiation.
The book begins with IAM and S3 policies and later gets you up to speed with data security, application security, monitoring, and compliance. This includes everything from using firewalls and load balancers to secure endpoints, to leveraging Cognito for managing users and authentication. Over the course of this book, you'll learn to use AWS security services such as Config for monitoring, as well as maintain compliance with GuardDuty, Macie, and Inspector. Finally, the book covers cloud security best practices and demonstrates how you can integrate additional security services such as Glacier Vault Lock and Security Hub to further strengthen your infrastructure.
By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in the techniques required for securing AWS deployments, along with having the knowledge to prepare for the AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification.
What you will learn
- Create and manage users, groups, roles, and policies across accounts
- Use AWS Managed Services for logging, monitoring, and auditing
- Check compliance with AWS Managed Services that use machine learning
- Provide security and availability for EC2 instances and applications
- Secure data using symmetric and asymmetric encryption
- Manage user pools and identity pools with federated login
Who this book is for
If you are an IT security professional, cloud security architect, or a cloud application developer working on security-related roles and are interested in using AWS infrastructure for secure application deployments, then this Amazon Web Services book is for you. You will also find this book useful if you’re looking to achieve AWS certification. Prior knowledge of AWS and cloud computing is required to get the most out of this book.
Table of Contents
- Managing AWS Accounts with IAM and Organizations
- Securing Data on S3 with Policies and Techniques
- User Pools and Identity Pools with Cognito
- Key Management with KMS and CloudHSM
- Network Security with VPC
- Working with EC2 Instances
- Web Security Using ELBs, CloudFront, and WAF
- Monitoring with CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and Config
- Compliance with GuardDuty, Macie, and Inspector
- Additional Services and Practices for AWS Security
Build, secure, and deploy real-world serverless applications in AWS and peek into the serverless cloud offerings from Azure, Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud
- Build serverless applications with AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation and AWS CloudWatch
- Perform data analytics and natural language processing(NLP)on the AWS serverless platform
- Explore various design patterns and best practices involved in serverless computing
Managing physical servers will be a thing of the past once you’re able to harness the power of serverless computing. If you’re already prepped with the basics of serverless computing, Serverless Programming Cookbook will help you take the next step ahead. This recipe-based guide provides solutions to problems you might face while building serverless applications.
You'll begin by setting up Amazon Web Services (AWS), the primary cloud provider used for most recipes. The next set of recipes will cover various components to build a Serverless application including REST APIs, database, user management, authentication, web hosting, domain registration, DNS management, CDN, messaging, notifications and monitoring. The book also introduces you to the latest technology trends such as Data Streams, Machine Learning and NLP. You will also see patterns and practices for using various services in a real world application. Finally, to broaden your understanding of Serverless computing, you'll also cover getting started guides for other cloud providers such as Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM cloud.
By the end of this book, you’ll have acquired the skills you need to build serverless applications efficiently using various cloud offerings.
What you will learn
- Serverless computing in AWS and explore services with other clouds
- Develop full-stack apps with API Gateway, Cognito, Lambda and DynamoDB
- Web hosting with S3, CloudFront, Route 53 and AWS Certificate Manager
- SQS and SNS for effective communication between microservices
- Monitoring and troubleshooting with CloudWatch logs and metrics
- Explore Kinesis Streams, Amazon ML models and Alexa Skills Kit
Who this book is for
For developers looking for practical solutions to common problems while building a serverless application, this book provides helpful recipes. To get started with this intermediate-level book, knowledge of basic programming is a must.
Table of Contents
- Getting Started with Serverless Computing on AWS
- Building Serverless REST APIs with API Gateway
- Data Storage with Amazon DynamoDB
- Application Security with Amazon Cognito
- Web Hosting with S3, Route53, and CloudFront
- Messaging and Notifications with SQS and SNS
- Redshift, Amazon ML, and Alexa Skills
- Monitoring and Alerting with Amazon CloudWatch
- Serverless Programming Practices and Patterns
- Other Cloud Providers