Price: $2,999.00

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

Cloud computing is the delivery of hosted services, including software, hardware and storage over the internet. Cloud security refers to the technologies, policies, controls, and services that protect cloud data, applications and infrastructure from threats.

Cybersecurity in cloud computing is a growing concern for many organizations who use the cloud to store sensitive data of their customers.

In fact, a recent study shows that 94% of organizations are moderately to extremely concerned about cloud security. When asked about what are the biggest security threats facing public clouds, organizations ranked misconfiguration (68%) highest, followed by unauthorized access (58%), insecure interfaces (52%), and hijacking of accounts (50%).

Cybersecurity professionals believe there are some solid ways to mitigate cloud computing security risks. One of those ways is working toward a DevSecOps process.

DevOps and DevSecOps have repeatedly been demonstrated to improve code quality and reduce exploits and vulnerabilities, and increase the speed of application development and feature deployment.

Integrating development, QA, and security processes within the business unit or application team instead of relying on a stand-alone security verification team is crucial to operating at the speed today’s business environment demands.

Another security objective should be to unify security with centralized management across all services and providers. Of course, no one product or vendor can deliver everything, but multiple management tools make it too easy for something to slip through.

A unified management system with an open integration fabric reduces complexity by bringing the parts together and streamlining workflows.

Experts in this field also recommend automated application deployment and management tools. The shortage of security skills, combined with the increasing volume and pace of security threats, means that even the most experienced security professional cannot keep up.

Automation that removes mundane tasks and augments human advantages with machine advantages is a fundamental component of modern IT operations.

It’s also crucial that cloud platforms comply with industry regulations. Organizations often have to meet special regulatory compliance requirements, such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR or FISMA. Failure to meet these standards can result in censures, fines, and other penalties that negatively impact the business.

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.

Cloud Security Training Crash Course

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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