Azure Cloud Security for Absolute Beginners: Enabling Cloud Infrastructure Security with Multi-Level Security Options

  • 1h 27m
  • Pushpa Herath
  • Apress
  • 2021

Implement cloud security with Azure security tools, configurations and policies that address the needs of businesses and governments alike. This book introduces you to the most important security solutions available in Azure and provides you with step-by-step guidance to effectively set up security and deploy an application on top of Azure platform services, as well as on top of Azure infrastructure.

Author Pushpa Herath begins by teaching you the fundamentals of Azure security. An easy to follow exploration of management groups, subscriptions, management locks and Azure policies further elaborate the concepts underlying Azure cloud security. Next, you will learn about Azure Active Directory (AAD) and the utilization of AAD in application and infrastructure security. Essential aspects of maintaining secure application keys and certificates are further explained in the context of Azure Key Vault. New application security implementations such as Azure configurations and Azure Defender for Azure storage are discussed, as are key platform security factors. Network security groups, gateways, load balancers, virtual networks and firewall configurations are all demonstrated in detail. Finally, you’ll learn how to create a much more secure environment through Azure App Service Environment in the context of securing infrastructure. If you want to learn the basics of securing Azure, Azure Cloud Security for Absolute Beginners is for you.

After reading the book, you will be able to begin implementing secure cloud solutions with Microsoft Azure.

You will:

  • Get up and running quickly securing Azure
  • Master the basic language of Azure security
  • Understand the security features available in Azure cloud
  • Configure and maintain Azure cloud security features
  • Secure Azure PaaS Services
  • Learn identity and access management options in Azure Cloud

About the authors

Pushpa Herath is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in development technologies and an author, blogger and speaker at technical community events. She is the Senior DevOps Engineer at 99x (Pvt) Ltd. She has many years of experience in DevOps with Azure DevOps, Octopus, JIRA and many other DevOps tools. She icurrently leads the DevOps community in Sri Lanka, and she has shown in depth knowledge in Azure cloud platform tools in her community activities. She is an expert on functional test automation using Selenium and BDD.

Pushpa blogs on technology, and has experience with Microsoft tools (C#, Azure DevOps, SQL Server, and Azure) and other tools (Octopus, Jira, BitBucket, MAQS, Sikuli). She has published five books with Apress and spoken at community events and published videos on the Sri Lanka DevOps community YouTube channel.

In this Book

  • Understanding the Importance of Data/Application Security
  • Overview of Basic Azure Security Components
  • Introduction to Azure Active Directory
  • Working with Azure Key Vault
  • Ensuring Azure Application Security
  • Ensuring Data Security with Azure Storage
  • Ensuring Security Using Azure Virtual Networks
  • Azure Virtual Machine Security
  • Securing Resources with Azure Firewall
  • App Service Environments