1st Edition

Practical Cloud Security A Cross-Industry View

By Jr. Greer, Kevin L. Jackson Copyright 2016
    260 Pages
    by CRC Press

    260 Pages 86 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Melvin Greer and Kevin Jackson have assembled a comprehensive guide to industry-specific cybersecurity threats and provide a detailed risk management framework required to mitigate business risk associated with the adoption of cloud computing. This book can serve multiple purposes, not the least of which is documenting the breadth and severity of the challenges that today’s enterprises face, and the breadth of programmatic elements required to address these challenges. This has become a boardroom issue: Executives must not only exploit the potential of information technologies, but manage their potential risks.



    Key Features

  • • Provides a cross-industry view of contemporary cloud computing security challenges, solutions, and lessons learned

    • Offers clear guidance for the development and execution of industry-specific cloud computing business and cybersecurity strategies

    • Provides insight into the interaction and cross-dependencies between industry business models and industry-specific cloud computing security requirements

  • Practical Cloud Security


    Melvin B. Greer Jr., is Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on research and development. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for federal agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing, synthetic biology and IoT bio-sensors for edge analytics.   Greer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and US National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

    Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert, independent thought leader with IBM and Dell, founder and author of award-winning "Cloud Musings" blog and US Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine Cybervisionary. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter (2013), a "Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogger for IT Integrators" by CRN (2015) and a "Top 5 Must Read Cloud Blog" by BMC Software (2015). He is also a Fellow of the National Cyber Security Institute.