SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials

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SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials

This book, SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials, focuses on security topics associated with cloud computing within the SAP space, with an emphasis on IBM offerings.

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Chapter 1: On Premise vs. The Cloud

Before we get into what goes into cloud security, we need to have a basic understanding of what a cloud deployment means to your IT environment. We’ll talk about the types of clouds and the layers of cloud computing that you can use, then finish with a discussion of what an SAP system can look like in a cloud environment and some of the threats that the system can face.


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Chapter 2: Risk Management and Security Standards

In this chapter, we’ll provide an overview of both risk management techniques and security standards. Risk management will give you a context in which to understand the threat landscape that a cloud environment faces. Later chapters will build on the ideas we present here so that with every aspect of a cloud environment—the network, the hardware, the user controls—you’ll be able to understand whether a cloud provider’s standard setup meets your business needs or if you need to add additional security controls to its offering. After that, we’ll talk about security standards that your provider can certify to in order to prove its cloud environment secure. We’ll cover the major ones—SOC and ISO—in depth while touching on some minor standards. Finally, we’ll discuss some of the regulations that may apply to your data in a cloud environment.


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  • Chapter 1: On Premise vs. The Cloud

    Before we get into what goes into cloud security, we need to have a basic understanding of what a cloud deployment means to your IT environment. We’ll talk about the types of clouds and the layers of cloud computing that you can use, then finish with a discussion of what an SAP system can look like in a cloud environment and some of the threats that the system can face.

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    Companies are choosing the cloud to deliver responsive IT and to innovate the way people work. Regardless of your role in your organization, you may find that cloud computing can open the door to business transformation. This chapter attempts to explain some of those advantages.

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