Price: $2,999.00

Course Number: 6001
Length: 3 Days
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Cloud Security Training Crash Course

Cloud security (cloud computing security) is made up of a set of policies, controls, procedures and technologies that work together to protect cloud-based systems, data and infrastructure.

In general, cloud computing security measures are configured to protect data, support regulatory compliance and protect customers’ privacy as well as setting authentication rules for individual users and devices.

Transitioning a business to the cloud does not make it any less vulnerable to cyberattacks than an on-premise scenario. Most experts in cloud security agree that robust cloud security is imperative with security threats constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated.

In fact, research shows that 1 in 4 users of public cloud services has experienced data theft by a malicious actor. An additional 1 in 5 has experienced an advanced attack against their public cloud infrastructure. Research also reveals that 83% of organizations indicated that they store sensitive information in the cloud. With 97% of organizations worldwide using cloud services today, it is essential that they evaluate their cloud security and develop a strategy to protect their data.

Cloud security differs based on the category of cloud computing being used. There are three main categories of cloud computing:

  • Public cloud services, operated by a public cloud provider — These include software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
  • Private cloud services, operated by a public cloud provider — These services provide a computing environment dedicated to one customer, operated by a third party.
  • Private cloud services, operated by internal staff — These services are an evolution of the traditional data center, where internal staff operates a virtual environment they control, and provide access to employees over the internet. Many organizations are moving to a software-defined data center (SDDC) to accomplish this.

Cloud security specialists emphasize the importance of organizations having visibility into cloud data by having direct access to cloud services.

Having control over cloud data is also vital once an organization has visibility into cloud data. These controls include device access control, collaboration controls, malicious behavior identification, malware prevention and data classification and data loss prevention (DLP).

Cloud Security Training Crash Course by Tonex

Cloud Security Training Boot Camp by Tonex 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.

IaaS/PaaS/SaaS (SPI) for infrastructure, platform, software as a service model, and security as service aspects are discussed. The course addresses stored data confidentiality, cloud provider operations, identity and access management in the cloud, availability management as well as privacy.

Tonex Cloud Security Training Crash Course in boot camp style is an intensive, 3-day learning experience that covers the essential elements of cloud security. Boot camps are ideal for busy professionals who want to stay current in their fields but have limited time to be away from the office.

All boot camps include:

  • Experienced instructors including senior technology leaders, project managers, technical authors, engineers, educators, consultants, course developers, and CTOs.
  • Real life examples and practices.
  • Small class size.
  • Personalized instructor mentoring.
  • Pre-training discussions.
  • Ongoing post-training support via e-mail, phone and WebEx.

Who Should Attend

Ideal for IT professionals, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, and service providers, this course offers you detailed information on cloud computing security.

Objectives

  • Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability
  • Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services
  • Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud
  • Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models
  • Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider
  • Examine security delivered as a service -- a different facet of cloud security

Outline

Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • What Is Cloud Computing?
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  • Technical Description of Cloud
  • Layers
  • Clients
  • Applications
  • Platforms
  • Infrastructure
  • Servers
  • Building Cloud Networks
  • Virtualization Overview
  • Federation, Presence, Security, and Privacy in the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing Standards and Best Practices
  • Deployment models
  • Public Cloud
  • Security and Access Control
  • Managing End-User Access to Cloud Computing'
  • Assets supported by the cloud
    • Data
    • Applications
    • Functions
    • Processes

Cloud computing Security Framework

  • Security issues associated with the cloud
  • Dimensions of cloud security
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Security and privacy
  • Data Security and Storage
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Management in the Cloud
  • Physical and personnel security
  • Availability
  • Application security
  • Privacy
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Business continuity and data recovery
  • Logs and audit trails
  • Unique compliance requirements
  • Legal and contractual issues

Cloud Security Reference Model

  • Types of assets, resources, and information being managed
  • Who manages them and how
  • Which controls are selected and how they are integrated
  • Compliance issues
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Defining cloud computing
  • Delivering services from the cloud
  • Building a Business Case
  • Calculating the financial implications
  • Preserving business continuity
  • Migrating to the Cloud
  • Technical considerations
  • Planning the migration
  • Access Control in Cloud
  • Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Exploiting Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Exploiting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Accessing IaaS

Overview of Cloud Security Risks

  • Loss of Governance
  • Lock-In
  • Isolation Failure
  • Compliance Risks
  • Management Interface Compromise
  • Data Protection
  • Insecure or Incomplete Data Deletion
  • Malicious Insider
  • Redundancy / Disaster Recovery
  • Network management
  • Modifying network traffic
  • Privilege escalation
  • Social engineering attacks (i.e., impersonation)
  • Loss or compromise of operational logs
  • Loss or compromise of security logs (manipulation of forensic investigation)
  • Backups lost, stolen
  • Unauthorized access to premises (including physical access to machines and other facilities)
  • Theft of computer equipment
  • Natural disasters
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerabilities not specific to the cloud

General Cloud Security Challenges

  • Email and Web Security
  • Granular Email and Web Controls
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Real-time Transaction Level Reporting
  • Trusting vendor’s security model
  • Customer inability to respond to audit findings
  • Obtaining support for investigations
  • Indirect administrator accountability
  • Proprietary implementations can’t be examined
  • Loss of physical control
  • Securing Cloud Provisioning Services
  • Securing Cloud Data Storage Services
  • Securing Cloud Processing Infrastructure
  • Securing Cloud Support Services
  • Cloud Network and Perimeter Security
  • Distributed DoS protection
  • VLAN capabilities
  • Perimeter security (IDS, firewall, authentication)
  • Virtual zoning with application mobility

Cloud Security Control Model

  • Applications
  • Data and Information
  • Management
  • Network
  • Trusted Computing
  • Compute and storage
  • Physical
  • Compliance Model
  • Security as a Service
  • Managing Identity in the Cloud
  • Securing Public Clouds
  • Securing Private Clouds
  • Securing Community Clouds
  • Securing Hybrid Clouds
  • Data Center Operations
  • Incident Response
  • Encryption and Key Management
  • Identity, Entitlement, and Access Management
  • Virtualization
  • Security as a Service

Governing in the Cloud

  • Governance and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Legal Issues: Contracts and Electronic Discovery
  • Compliance and Audit Management
  • Information Management and Data Security
  • Interoperability and Portability
  • Infrastructure Security
  • The Network Level
  • The Host Level
  • The Application Level
  • Data Security and Storage
  • Aspects of Data Security
  • Data Security Mitigation
  • Provider Data and its Security
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk assessment process
  • Policy and organizational risks
  • Loss of governance

Tonex Cloud Security Recommendations and Road maps

  • Identity and Access Management
  • Trust Boundaries and IAM
  • Cloud Authorization Management
  • Cloud Service Provider IAM Practice
  • Security Management in the Cloud
  • Availability Management
  • Access Control
  • Security Vulnerability, Patch, and Configuration Management
  • Privacy
  • S. Laws and Regulations
  • International Laws and Regulations
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Internal Policy Compliance
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
  • Auditing the Cloud for Compliance
  • Security-As-a-[Cloud] Service
  • Key Control Areas
  • Contraindications
  • Resistance Against Threats
  • Control Details

 

Cloud Security Training Crash Course

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