OpenStack Cloud Security

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  • Secure your servers, data center, and network to improve your environment for the cloud
  • Gain insights into ISP intercept and social engineering
  • Explore automated attacks with the help of mass phishing, brute force, and automated exploitation tools
  • Secure your OpenStack installation from a networking perspective at both low and high levels
  • Get to know how to secure your OpenStack to use only encrypted communications for APIs
  • Configure secure communications on the OpenStack API
  • Harden OpenStack Keystone and Horizon for a more secure environment
  • Protect the Swift replication mechanism through network hardening

OpenStack is a system that controls large pools of computing and networking resources, along with cloud storage, allowing its users to provision resources through a user-friendly interface. OpenStack helps developers with features such as rolling upgrades, federated identity, and software reliability.

You will begin with basic security policies, such as MAC, MLS, and MCS, and explore the structure of OpenStack and virtual networks with Neutron. Next, you will configure secure communications on the OpenStack API with HTTP connections. You will also learn how to set OpenStack Keystone and OpenStack Horizon and gain a deeper understanding of the similarities/differences between OpenStack Cinder and OpenStack Swift.

By the end of this book, you will be able to take full control of your hypervisor to make it safer and a smart choice based on your needs. You can be confident that your cloud storage and wider pool of recources will be secure from today's many security threats.

  • Design, implement, and deliver a safe and sound OpenStack cluster using best practices
  • Create a production-ready environment and make sure your cloud storage and other resources are secure
  • A step-by-step tutorial packed with real-world solutions that helps you learn easily and quickly
Page Count 160
Course Length 4 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781782170983
Date Of Publication 27 Jul 2015


Fabio Alessandro Locati

Fabio Alessandro Locati, commonly known as Fale, is a director at Otelia, a public speaker, an author, and an open source contributor. His main areas of expertise are Linux, automation, security, and cloud technologies. Fale has more than 12 years of working experience in IT, with many of them spent consulting for many companies, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies. This has allowed him to consider technologies from different points of view, and to think critically about them.