CHAPTER 4

Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security

This chapter covers the following topics in Domain 3:

•  Physical aspects of a cloud environment

•  Key components that make up a cloud environment

•  Risks associated with cloud computing

•  Designing and planning for cloud-based security controls

•  Auditing in a cloud environment

•  Disaster recovery and business continuity in a cloud environment

Cloud platforms bring unique benefits to an organization and have many attractive capabilities, including performance and scalability, removal of focus on hardware and instead a focus on business requirements, and measured service—all for a possible lower total cost and investment than running their own data center. However, these platforms also ...

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