Cloud Security Crash Course Training: The cloud has come down to earth. In fact, a survey indicates that the cloud is expected to drive 83 percent of enterprise workloads by 2020, and half of global enterprises will be using at least one cloud platform.
What this means is that the tremendous amount of sensitive data already sitting in the cloud and the amount of high-value data will only grow exponentially.
This, of course, is a raw wound exposed to infection from the perspective of cybersecurity professionals. The very nature of the cloud makes it susceptible to cybercrimes such as data hacks. Marketing data, health records and more have already been compromised in the cloud.
There are those who believe that hackers from Russia had something to do with swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential election, which underscores the importance of cloud security and the need for maintaining data integrity.
Needless to say, cloud security controls are essential. Encrypting data before uploading is recommended so that any unauthorized user that finds access to the cloud will not be able to make sense of what it contains.
Also, using a private cloud instead of a public cloud provides more data control and greater security. And, if possible, many experts recommend not storing the most sensitive information in the cloud to diminish the susceptibility of critical data loss.
Overall, cybersecurity cloud controls are grouped in categories, such as:
- Deterrent controls — Controls intended to reduce attacks on a cloud system. Much like a warning sign on a fence or a property, deterrent controls typically reduce the threat level by informing potential attackers that there will be adverse consequences for them if they proceed.
- Preventive controls –Controls that strengthen the system against incidents, generally by reducing if not actually eliminating vulnerabilities. Strong authentication of cloud users, for instance, makes it less likely that unauthorized users can access cloud systems, and more likely that cloud users are positively identified.
- Detective controls — Controls intended to detect and react appropriately to any incidents that occur. In the event of an attack, a detective control will signal the preventative or corrective controls to address the issue. System and network security monitoring, including intrusion detection and prevention arrangements, are typically employed to detect attacks on cloud systems and the supporting communications infrastructure.
- Corrective controls — Corrective controls reduce the consequences of an incident, normally by limiting the damage. They come into effect during or after an incident. Restoring system backups in order to rebuild a compromised system is an example of a corrective control.
Cloud Security Crash Course Training
Tonex offers Cloud Security Training Crash Course, a 3-day class that provides technical details on information, data and storage security in the cloud. All aspects of authentication, confidentiality, integrity, availability and security risks and mitigations are covered.
Who Should Attend
Ideal for IT professional, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers and service providers, this course offers you detailed information on cloud computing security.
Why Choose Tonex?
–Experienced instructors including senior technology leaders, project managers, technical authors, engineers, educators, consultants, course developers and CTOs.
–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops.
–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
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