Building Secure and Reliable Systems (Best Practices for Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining Systems)
By Heather Adkins, Betsy Beyer, Paul Blankinship, Piotr Lewandowski, Ana Oprea & Adam Stubblefield
Google’s two books about SRE—Site Reliability Engineering and The Site Reliability Workbook—relate the principles and best practices of SRE, but don’t go into details about the intersection of reliability and security. This book fills that gap, and also has the space to dive deeper into security-focused topics.
In this book we talk generally about systems, which is a conceptual way of thinking about the groups of components that cooperate to perform some function.
Because security and reliability are everyone’s responsibility, we’re targeting a broad audience: people who design, implement, and maintain systems. We’re challenging the dividing lines between the traditional professional roles of developers, architects, SREs, systems administrators, and security engineers.