Cloud Security Fundamentals Training

Cloud Security Fundamentals Training


Cloud Security Fundamentals Training Course Hands-on

The cloud is everywhere! Well, that is what the marketing folks would have us believe, anyway. Migrating systems, applications and data to the cloud presents a new set of challenges for security professionals to tackle. What kind of policies do we need, and how can we work with legal teams to incorporate language into contracts? How can we protect sensitive data with encryption, intrusion detection and prevention, and host and network access controls? Can we extend identity and access management tools and processes into the cloud?

Fundamentally, the cloud represents a move into environments where security teams are giving up some measure of control over how data and applications are protected. Due to capital and operational cost savings issues, cloud-based services are becoming more attractive to business and organization leaders, and security teams will need to understand their options when presenting the risks to management. Our goal with Cloud Security Fundamentals Training is to arm security teams with the knowledge they need to assess risks in moving to the cloud. Managers, auditors, and systems and network administrators will also benefit, as we will delve into the technologies available for securing cloud-based assets while covering all the policies, processes and compliance considerations that go along with this major technology shift.

Cloud Security Fundamentals TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:2 days

Skills Gained:

• Build a risk-based assessment program for cloud providers’ controls
• Understand the key areas to focus on in cloud contracts
• Evaluate the various layers of cloud infrastructure
• Develop a cloud disaster recovery and business continuity plan
• Perform vulnerability assessments in a cloud environment
• Integrate encryption and identity management services in a cloud environment
• Improve your incident response and monitoring capabilities in the cloud

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

Day 1

Introduction to Cloud Computing
Delivery models: Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Cloud types (public, private, hybrid)
Explaining the Jericho Cloud Cube Model

Security Challenges in the Cloud
Introduction to the topic: Why is this hard?
Virtualization and multi-tenancy
Risk assessment for cloud migration

Infrastructure Security in the Cloud
Patch and configuration management
Change management
Network and virtualization security
Application security for SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS

Policy and Governance for Cloud Computing
Internal policy needs
Contract requirements for security
Service-level agreements
Governance models for the cloud

Compliance and Legal Considerations
Compliance challenges for the cloud
Legal and geographic jurisdiction
Privacy concerns

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning in the Cloud

Day 2

Risk, Audit, and Assessment for the Cloud
Risk management
Auditing the cloud
CloudAudit A6
Assessments for the cloud
Penetration testing the cloud
Internal assessments

Data Security in the Cloud
Encryption types and availability
Key management and encryption architectures
Data/information lifecycle

Identity and Access Management (IAM)
IAM architecture and relevance to the cloud
Authentication and authorization standards
Account management and provisioning

Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
Incident detection for different cloud models
Managing Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS) and alerting
The event management feedback loop


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