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The Value of Cloud Security Training

Any organization contemplating a move to cloud computing must thoroughly understand all of the issues and risks involved in securely migrating to the cloud. Because it can be difficult to determine the value of attending training, I thought I would share the value of attending the Cloud Security training we provide at Bright Moon Security. We are certified to teach the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (CCSK) Curriculum.

The Cloud Security Alliance(CSA) has developed two classes that provide a thorough introduction to cloud security. From their website:

"The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders."

The CSA training material is based on "Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Cloud Computing" currently on version 2.1 and the ENISA report “Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks and Recommendations for Information Security”. The guidance document is aligned with the National Institute of Technology (NIST) "DRAFT Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations" SP 800-146 and was developed by working groups of well known experts in the field of cloud computing and security. The guidance contains 13 domains of knowledge that focus on "Cloud architecture," "Governing the Cloud," and "Operating in the Cloud." This guidance is a must-have for any organization operating in the cloud or considering a move to the cloud. After completing the training, you will:

  1. Have an understanding of all 13 domains of the Cloud Security Alliance Guidance
  2. Know what questions to ask cloud providers when evaluating cloud services
  3. Understand the security issues of operating in the cloud

We offer two different classes. The Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (CCSK) basic class is a one day class that provides a good introduction to all 13 domains for the CSA Guidance. Attendees will understand the issues involved in moving to the cloud and know what questions to ask service providers when evaluating cloud services. Students will understand the issues involved when choosing different types of cloud services whether it's Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS), Platform as a Service (PAAS) or Software as a Service (SAAS). Students will learn about the security issues for the different types of cloud hosting (public, private and hybrid), and they will understand the geographic consideration for choosing a cloud provider

The CCSK Plus class is a two day class that builds on the Basic class material with hands-on lab work. The labs reinforce the materials covered in the basic class and build on the skills form the Plus class. Students will create and secure cloud images, and conduct a risk analysis comparing migration to a public and private cloud. You will also participate in a hands-on demo of OpenStack, an open source cloud computing platform.

Both classes prepare students to take the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge exam upon completion.

Click here to see our training schedule or contact us for more info.

Reader Comments (4)

The Cloud Security Alliance believes in the importance of having standards and best practices governing cloud security. It has done a tremendous job in driving awareness for cloud security issues globally and we want to bring that to this region as well.

March 26, 2012 at 5:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterCCTV Surveillance Cameras

'The focus of Security Awareness consultancy should be to achieve a long term shift in the attitude of employees towards security, whilst promoting a cultural and behavioural change within an organisation. Security policies should be viewed as key enablers for the organisation, not as a series of rules restricting the efficient working of your business.'

April 18, 2012 at 3:13 AM | Unregistered Commenterccie security

We are certified to teach the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (CCSK) Curriculum.

The Cloud Security Alliance(CSA) has developed two classes that provide a thorough introduction to cloud security. From their website:

March 28, 2014 at 12:48 AM | Unregistered Commentertorontosecuritycompany

Thanks For Your valuable posting, it was very informative. Am working inErp Software Company In India

March 10, 2015 at 11:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterBharathi Baskar.B

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