Chapter 9.  Secure Your AWS Environment

Security is unsurprisingly a very hot topic in The Cloud Computing - should you be doing it? debate.

On one side we have the my-hardware-is-my-castle group of people, who find it deeply unnatural to even think of delegating your compute environment to some abstract entity that assures you that you own the capacity of X number of machines at any given time, but which you cannot see or touch. Not to mention the question of your data.

On the other, we find the people who do not really mind the mystical concept of the cloud at all. Their main interest is in having instant access to somewhat unlimited amount of compute resources at a reasonable cost. Unfortunately, they might occasionally concentrate too much ...

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