Introduction to Cloud Security Training:
Cloud Security is protecting cloud-based data, applications, and infrastructure from cyberattacks. As cloud adoption grows more and more critical applications and data moved to the cloud as well. Major cloud service providers or CSPs, offer standard cybersecurity tools, but don’t always provide enough coverage for what the enterprise requires increasing the risk of data theft and loss. Typically, the CSP is responsible for the software networking and facilities that run the cloud, but not responsible for security in the cloud, like how the CSP resources are configured and used. Ides Trainings offers Online, Corporate, Classroom trainings and Virtual Job Support to anyone, anywhere, based on design, business, tech and more. We impart latest and best possible technology backed professional training for all our students. We provide the best Cloud Security by our real-time experts.
Prerequisites of Cloud Security Training:
Should have knowledge of
Networking and Virtualization
AWS and Azure cloud Fundamentals
Basic concepts in Cloud Security
Cloud Security Online Training Course Details:
Course Name: Cloud Security Training
Mode of Training: We provide Online, Corporate and Classroom training for Cloud Security Course. We provide Virtual Job Support as well.
Duration of Course: 30 Hours (Can be customized as per the requirement)
Do you provide materials: Yes, if you register with Ides Trainings, the Cloud Security Training materials will be provided.
Course Fee: After registering with Ides Trainings, our coordinator will contact you.
Trainer Experience: 15+ years of experience
Timings: According to one’s feasibility
Batch Type: We provide all types of batches like Regular, Weekends and Fasttrack
Backup Sessions: If the student misses the session, we also provide backup session
Cloud Security Training Course Content:
Section 1: Cloud Theory, Structure, and Pattern
Part 1: Understand Cloud Computing Theory
- Introduction to Cloud Computing
- Benefits of Cloud Computing
- Cloud Computing Definitions
- Cloud Computing Roles
- Key Cloud Computing Characteristics
- Building Block Technologies
Part 2: Describe Cloud Reference Structure
- Cloud Reference Model
- Conceptual Reference Model
- Cloud Computing Activities
- Cloud Service Capabilities
- Deployment Models
- Cloud Shared Considerations
- Impact of Related Technologies
Part 3: Understand Security Theory Relevant to Cloud Computing
- Key Management
- IAM and Access Control
- Data and Media Sanitization
- Virtualization Security
- Common Threats
- Network Security
Part 4: Understand Pattern, Principles of Secure Cloud Computing
- Cloud Secure Data Lifecycle
- Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (DR) Planning
- Business Continuity Planning
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Security Considerations for Different Cloud Categories
Part 5: Identify Trusted Cloud Services
- Certification Against Criteria
Section 2: Cloud Data Security
Part 6: Describe Cloud Data Theory
- Cloud Data Life Cycle Phases
- Data Dispersion
Part 7: Design and Implement Cloud Data Storage Structure
- Storage Types
- Threats to Storage Types
Part 8: Design and Apply Data Security Technologies and Strategies
- Key Management
- Data De-identification
- Data Masking
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Part 9: Implement Data Discovery
- Structured Data
- Unstructured Data
Part 10: Implement Data Classification
- Sensitive Data
Part 11: Design and Implement Information Rights Management (IRM)
- Access Models
- Appropriate Tools
Part 12: Plan and Implement Data Retention, Deletion and Archiving Policies
- Data Protection Policies
- Data Retention Policies
- Data Deletion Procedures and Mechanisms
- Data Archiving Policies
- Legal Hold
Part 13: Design and Implement Auditability, Traceability and Accountability of Data Events
- Definition of Event Sources
- Requirement of Identity Attribution
- Storage and Analysis of Data Events
- Chain of Custody and Nonrepudiation
Section 3: Cloud Platform Infrastructure Security
Part 14: Comprehend Cloud Infrastructure Components
- Cloud Infrastructure
- Physical Environment
- Network and Communications
- Compute Parameters of a Cloud Server
- Management Plane
Part 15: Design a Secure Data Centre
- Logical Design
- Physical Design
- Environmental Design
Part 16: Analyze Risks Associated with Cloud Infrastructure
- Risk Assessment and Analysis
- Virtualization Risks
- Counter-Measure Strategies
Part 17: Design and Plan Security Controls
- Physical and Environmental Protection
- System and Communication Protection
- Virtualization Systems Protection
- Identification, Authentication, and Authorization in Cloud Infrastructure
- Audit Mechanisms
Part 18: Plan Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management
- Risks Related to the Cloud Environment
- Business Requirements
- Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Strategy
- Creation, Implementation, and Testing of Plan
Section 4: Cloud Application Security
Part 19: Advocate Training and Awareness for Application Security
- Cloud Development Basics
- Common Pitfalls
- Common Cloud Vulnerabilities
Part 20: Describe the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Process
- Business Requirements
- Phases and Methodologies
Part 21: Apply the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
- Cloud-Specific Risks
- Threat Modelling
- Software Configuration Management and Versioning
- Quality of Service (QoS)
Part 22: Apply Cloud Software Assurance and Validation
- Functional Testing
- Security Testing Methodologies
Part 23: Use Verified Secure Software
- Approved API
- Supply-Chain Management
- Validated Open-Source Software
Part 24: Comprehend the Specifics of Cloud Application Architecture
- Supplement Security Devices
- Application Virtualization
Part 25: Design Appropriate Identity and Access Management (IAM) Solutions
- Federated Identity
- Identity Providers
- Single Sign-On (SSO)
- Multifactor Authentication
- Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
Section 5: Cloud Security Operations
Part 26: Implement and Build Physical and Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
- Hardware Specific Security Configuration Requirements
- Installation and Configuration of Virtualization Management Tools
- Virtual Hardware Specific Security Configuration Requirements
- Installation of Guest Operating System (OS) Virtualization Toolsets
Part 27: Operate Physical and Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
- Configure Access Control for Local and Remote Access
- Securing Network Configuration
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
- Securing Network Configuration
- Operating System (OS) Hardening Through the Application of Baselines
- Availability of Stand-Alone Hosts
- Availability of Clustered Hosts
- Availability of the Guest OS
Part 28: Manage Physical and Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
- Access Control for Remote Access
- Operating System (OS) Baseline Compliance Monitoring and Remediation
- Patch Management
- Performance and Capacity Monitoring
- Hardware Monitoring
- Configuration of Host and Guest Operating System (OS) Backup and Restore Functions
- Implementation of Network Security Controls
Part 29: Implement Operational Controls and Standards
- Change Management
- Continuity Management
- Information Security Management
- Continual Service Improvement Management
- Incident Management
- Problem Management
- Release and Deployment Management
- Configuration Management
- Service Level Management
- Availability Management
- Capacity Management
Part 30: Support Digital Forensics
- Support Digital Forensics
- Forensic Data Collection Methodologies
- Evidence Management
- Collect, Acquire and Preserve Digital Evidence
Part 31: Manage Communication with Relevant Parties
Part 32: Manage Security Operations
- Security Operations Center (SOC)
- Log Capture and Analysis
Section 6: Legal, Risk and Compliance
Part 33: Articulate Legal Requirements and Unique Risks within the Cloud Environment
- Conflicting International Legislation
- Evaluation of Legal Risks Specific to Cloud Computing
- Legal Framework and Guidelines
- Forensics Requirements
Part 34: Understand Privacy Issues
- Contractual and Regulated PII
- Country-Specific Legislation and Regulation of PII
- Difference between Confidentiality, Authentication, and Integrity
- Standard Privacy Requirements
Part 35: Understand Audit Process, Methodologies, and Required Adaptations for a Cloud Environment
- Internal and External Audit Control
- Impact of Audit Requirements
- Identify Assurance Challenges of Virtualization and Cloud
- Types of Audit Reports
- Restrictions of Audit Scope Statements
- Gap Analysis
- Audit Planning
- Internal Information Security Management System (ISMS)
- Internal Information Security Controls System
- Identification and Involvement of Relevant Stakeholders
- Specialized Compliance Requirements for Highly-Regulated Industries
- Impact of Distributed IT Models
Part 36: Understand Implications of Cloud to Enterprise Risk Management
- Assess Providers Risk Management Programs
- Regulatory Transparency Requirements
- Risk Treatment
- Different Risk Frameworks
- Metrics for Risk Management
- Assessment of the Risk Environment
Part 37: Understand Outsourcing and Cloud Contract Design
- Business Requirements
- Vendor Management
- Contract Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Implementation of Network Security Controls
- Management Plane
Overview of Cloud Security
Cloud Security Services attempt to fill gaps in the shared responsibility model, it’s important that the CSP vendors and the customer define who’s responsible for what security measures, some cloud security tools supplied by either the CSP or the customer include CWPPS, or cloud workload protection platforms, which protect workloads like VMs, applications or data consistently. CASB or cloud access security brokers would serve as the gatekeeper between the customer and the cloud services. CSPM or cloud security posture which is a group of products and services that monitor cloud security and compliance issues. SASE or secure access service edge, a cloud security model that unifies network and security tools in one Management Console. ZTNA, or zero trust network access a cloud security model that assumes all users and devices are untrusted before providing access.
Why Cloud Security is important?
Cloud security has to be addressed. It needs to be there in the cloud computing world so that hackers can not breach the company’s secure information. Cloud security is important to prevent cyberattacks.
What is Cloud Security?
Cloud security is the use of latest technologies, techniques and programming to secure your application which is hosted on the cloud or the data which is hosted on the cloud and the infrastructure which is associated with the cloud computing. The technique or technology or application which is being used should be updated as frequently as possible because everyday new threats are coming which can be tackled on by upgrading the security.
Public, Private or Hybrid cloud which of these should be chosen?
Private Cloud Infrastructure: This should be chosen when you have highly confidential information which should be stored on a cloud platform. There are two ways to get the private cloud platform. One is we can get the private server by our own premises or the other is we can opt for dedicated servers by your cloud provider.
Public Cloud Infrastructure: When we want website set up public facing which means when you want the customers to download the information on your website, which is no secret then public cloud infrastructure is used. When you want customers to download the application on your website then it is hosted on public cloud infrastructure, which is not confidential.
Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Most of the companies opt for this type of hosting. When you have private files of highly confidential information and a website as well then hybrid cloud infrastructure is used. This type of infrastructure provides you with both security of the private cloud and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud.
Is Cloud Security really a concern?
The companies give priority to security and privacy concerns. The companies worry about the security provided by the cloud infrastructure, so with Cloud Security they can get both security and privacy for their data.
How Secure should you make your application?
Cloud Security is a mixture of arts and science. Cloud Security is science because it is related to the technology and new techniques. This is arts because it needs creativity for the technologies where the user experience should not be hindered.
How to Troubleshoot a threat in the Cloud?
While using Facebook on your phone, you get a random message. The moment you click on the link in the random message, all your contacts on Facebook get the same spam message. You contact Facebook for this issue but they already know it and trying to fix that issue.
Threat identification is done in three stages in the Cloud:
Monitoring Data: AI algorithm knows what a normal system behavior is and any deviation from this normal system behavior creates an alarm. This alarm is then monitored by the cloud expert or cloud security expert.
Gaining Visibility: Cloud security expert should understand what caused that problem is, or who caused that problem. They look for tools which give them the ability to look into the data and pinpoint the statement or event that has caused the problem.
Managing Access: It will give the list of users who have access and they will pinpoint the user who sent that message. That user will be wiped out of the system using the managing access stage.
Cloud Security in AWS
Monitoring Data: In AWS, for monitoring data we have AWS Cloud Watch. AWS cloud watch is a cloud monitoring tool where you can monitor your EC2 and other AWS resources. You can monitor the network in and network out of your resource. You can also monitor the traffic coming into the instance. You can also create alarms on your cloud watch. You can view graphs and statistics. You can monitor and react to resource changes.
Gaining Visibility: In AWS, for tracking the data we have a service called CloudTrail. CloudTrail is a logging service which can be used to log the history of API calls. It can also be used to identify which user from AWS Management Console requested the particular service. Taking reference from the example, this is the tool from where you will identify the notorious “hacker”.
Managing Access: In AWS, the service used for managing access is called AWS IAM. Granular permission secures your access for the applications running on EC2 instances by giving you a private file and it is free to use.
Cloud Security is key to ensuring safe and secure cloud operations. The steps required to secure cloud data vary based on the type and sensitivity of the data, the cloud architecture, number and type of users authorized to access the data and more. But some general best practices for securing cloud data include encrypt data at rest and in motion. Use multi factor authentication to verify user identity. Adopt firewalls, intrusion prevention, detection systems and anti-malware. Isolate cloud data backups to prevent ransomware threats. Ensure data location, visibility and control. Log and monitor all aspects of data access, additions and changes. We at Ides Trainings are striving to fill the skill gap and corporate requirement with our customized corporate training sessions. We have experienced and expertise trainers to focus on productivity enhancement, skill building services, Management, soft skills and skill building. We provide Online training, corporate training and classroom training at locations like Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc. We provide Virtual Job Support as well. To know more about our trainings, contact to the information provided.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)?
The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge is a web-based test that can help to know the person’s competency in the cloud security issues. It is the most valuable IT certificate launched in 2010, which is widely recognized by the standard of expertise.
Who can learn Cloud Security?
Anyone who is interested in IT and information security jobs can learn this course. This course is strongly recommended for IT auditors, and it is even required for the CSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) program.
Does the Cloud Security have industry support?
Cloud Security is strongly supported by a board coalition of experts and organizations around the world.
What is the latest version of the Cloud Security Examination?
The latest version of Cloud Security exam is v4 which is launched on December 1, 2017.
How should one take the Cloud Security exam?
You can take the exam by following the below steps:
- Prepare for the exam by enrolling in a training institute or through self-study.
- Register in a Cloud Security exam website.
- Take a Cloud Security exam token (unless that is provided in the training institute).