Cloud Computing Security Knowledge- Basic
The Cloud Computing Security Knowledge- Basic class provides students a comprehensive one day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certification exam. Starting with a detailed description of cloud computing, the course covers all major domains in the latest Guidance document from the Cloud Security Alliance, and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). This class is geared towards security professionals, but is also useful for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of cloud security. (We recommend attendees have at least a basic understanding of security fundamentals, such as firewalls, secure development, encryption, and identity management). View the class schedule page.
Cloud Computing Security Knowledge- Plus
The CCSK- Plus class builds upon the CCSK Basic class with expanded material and extensive hands-on activities with a second day of training. Students will learn to apply their knowledge as they perform a series of exercises as they complete a scenario bringing a fictional organization securely into the cloud.
This second day of training includes additional lecture, although student’s will spend most of their time assessing, building, and securing a cloud infrastructure during the exercises. View the class schedule page.
Intrinsec Cloud Computing Security - P++ Extended Training
This session is an enhanced two-day add-on companion designed to add tactical and strategic knowledge of dealing with cloud computing in an enterprise environment. We explore and implement corporate Cloud offerings such as Virtual Private Cloud. Building off this, we use various cloud “Security as a Service” to configure, monitor and secure cloud-based systems.
P++ Extended Training Highlights
This course combines both Strategic and Tactical learning of cloud security. This session has students perform the following activities:
Build a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Implement VPC Network ACL’s, enhanced Firewalls and Subnets
Use command-line tools to configure cloud systems
Use select tools to automate, monitor and ensure compliance.
Much, much more...A detailed syllabus can be downloaded here
The intended audience for our training is people who wish to learn more about cloud computing in general, and the security aspects that require addressing prior to deployment of any system in a public or private cloud.
- IT Professionals
- IT Security Professionals
- Business Analysts
- System Architects
- Business Owners
- Business Unit Stakeholders
About the CCSK exam
The CCSK exam is a 60 minute exam that consists of 50 questions spread across the 13 CSA domains. This exam should only be taken after reading the reference documents found here:
More Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions
Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Homepage: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/education/certificate-of-cloud-security-knowledge/
CSA Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus (v. 2.1): https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/projects/security-guidance-for-critical-areas-of-focus-in-cloud-computing/
CSA Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus (v. 3.0): https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/guidance/csaguide.v3.0.pdf
European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) Risk Assessment Document: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/act/rm/files/deliverables/cloud-computing-risk-assessment
CSA Notorious Nine: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/download/the-notorious-nine-cloud-computing-top-threats-in-2013/
About Our Instructors
Your instructor will be Graham Thompson. Graham has over 17 years of Enterprise Information Technology experience and over twelve (12) years analyzing, recommending, designing and implementing secure system and network solutions.
He has performed security assessments, architectures and design for Government agencies, crown corporations and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Thompson has knowledge and experience in many facets of security, ranging from internal security to extensive knowledge of TCP/IP and perimeter security technologies. Most recently, Graham has been delivering Cloud Consulting and Training. Consulting efforts include creation of Canadian Government Security implementation for the Federal Government cloud. Current training includes training of Cloud Security Alliance training since day one to Fortune 100 companies and Governments in Canada and the United States.
Your Registration Includes:
- CCSK Certification Exam Registration
- Official Cloud Security Alliance Training on Security Guidance for Critical Areas Of Focus in Cloud Computing
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