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Title: Choosing and Implementing a Cloud-based Service for your Laboratory

Edition: First edition

Author for citation: Shawn E. Douglas

License for content: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Publication date: ??? 2021


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The table of contents for Choosing and Implementing a Cloud-based Service for your Laboratory is as follows:


1. What is cloud computing?

1.1 History and evolution
1.2 Cloud computing services and deployment models
1.2.1 Platform-as-a-service vs. serverless computing
1.2.2 Hybrid cloud vs. multicloud vs. distributed cloud
1.3 The relationship between cloud computing and the open source paradigm

2. Standards and security in the cloud

2.1 Standards and regulations influencing cloud computing
2.2 Security in the cloud
2.2.1 The shared responsibility model
2.2.2 Public cloud
2.2.3 Hybrid cloud and multicloud
2.2.4 Container security and other concerns
2.2.5 Software as a service

3. Organizational cloud computing risk management

3.1 Five risk categories to consider
3.2 Risk management and cybersecurity frameworks
3.3 A brief note on cloud-inclusive cybersecurity insurance

4. Cloud computing in the laboratory

4.1 Benefits
4.2 Regulatory considerations
4.3 Deployment approaches
4.3.1 Hybrid cloud, multicloud, and the vendor lock-in conundrum

5. Managed security services and quality assurance

5.1 The provision of managed security services
5.1.1 Managed security services in the cloud
5.2 Managed security services and the laboratory
5.2.1 The quality assurance officer
5.2.2 The shared responsibility model in the scope of security management and quality assurance
5.3 Choosing a provider for managed security services
5.3.1 Using a request for information (RFI) process

6. Considerations when choosing and implementing a cloud solution

6.1 What are the various characteristics of an average cloud provider?
6.2 What should your lab look for in a cloud provider?
6.2.1 Service-level agreements
6.3 What questions should you ask yourself?
6.4 What questions should be asked of a cloud provider?
6.4.1 Using a request for information (RFI) process

7. Final thoughts and additional resources

7.1 Final thoughts
7.2 Key reading and reference material
7.3 Associations, organizations, and interest groups
7.4 Consultancy and support services

Appendix 1. Top public and hybrid/mutlicloud services

Alibaba Cloud
Amazon Web Services
Cisco Cloudcenter and UCS Director
Dell Technologies Cloud
DigitalOcean
Google Cloud
HPE GreenLake
IBM Cloud
Linode
Microsoft Azure
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
OVHcloud
Tencent Cloud
VMware Cloud

Appendix 2. Top managed security services

Accenture Security Managed Security
AT&T Cуbеrѕесurіtу
Atos Managed Security Services
BT Cyber Security Platform
Cisco Active Threat Analytics
Foresite Managed Cybersecurity
Herjavec Group Managed Security Services
IBM Managed Security Services
NTT Managed Security Services
Orange Cyberdefense
Secureworks Managed Security Services
Trustwave Managed Security Services
Verizon Managed Security Services
Wipro Managed Security Services

Appendix 3. RFI questions for cloud providers and MSSPs

RFI questions for cloud providers
RFI questions for MSSPs