Cloud Computing: Build Security Measures into Software Development Life Cycle

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Security experts Ronald L. Krutz and Russell Dean Vines acknowledge the benefits of cloud computing in "Cloud Security: A Comprehensive Guide to Secure Cloud Computing" while also highlighting the security risks that accompany the move of business information to a platform that is outside of an organization's direct control.


John Wiley & Sons, the publisher of Krutz and Vines' guide, contributed an excerpt from the book that focuses on the necessity of implementing security measures throughout the software development life cycle, whether the code is written on the provider or customer side. The excerpt, "Cloud Computing Software Security Fundamentals," defines the concept of software assurance, explains the requirements for creating secure software and presents essential security design principles in detail.


Get the information you need to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability (also known as the "CIA triad" of information system security) of your cloud-based applications and data.


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