Security in the Private Cloud

securityprivatecloud.jpgJust out! This is a comprehensive reference book for creating and managing a private cloud to ensure robust security for digital assets. Edited by John Vacca, it contains chapters by leading experts in the field, including a chapter on the InterPARES Trust project, Preservation as a Service for Trust, or PaaST.

Vacca is uniquely qualified to edit such a volume – he is an information technology consultant and internationally-known author of more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security and aerospace technology. John was also a configuration management specialist, computer specialist, and the computer security official (CSO) for NASA’s space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program, from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995.

The following excerpts from the CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) website give a bit more detail.


  • Shows you how to create and manage a private cloud by providing a complete and concise view of advanced private cloud computing security technologies
  • Reviews the literature and shows how to solve problems in actual practice, i.e., implement IT governance, risk management and compliance, etc.
  • Examines cases for joining the different private clouds and demonstrates various private cloud bursting applications


This comprehensive handbook serves as a professional reference and practitioner’s guide to today’s most complete and concise view of private cloud security. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of private cloud computing security issues. The knowledge imparted will enable readers to determine whether the private cloud security solution is appropriate for their organization from a business and technical perspective, to select the appropriate cloud security model, and to plan and implement a cloud security adoption and migration strategy.

Ordering information is available on the website.

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