Course description

This course is designed to provide students the ability to evaluate cloud-based services and execute risk management. In this course, students will first get an overview of the many cloud-based computing models – from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and everything between the two extremes. With knowledge of these distinct models, students will be able to make effective decisions about managing risks and keeping the network’s cloud resources secure in various combinations of delivery model and cloud type. The course will also cover cloud environment governance and policy, with focus on making practical recommendations regarding contracts and internal policy. Students will also develop a firm command of legal and compliance related problems of cloud security and risk management.

Course content

  • Fundamentals of Infrastructure and Architecture
  • Introduction to Change Management for Cloud Systems
  • Overview of Virtualization Security
  • Fundamentals of Patch & Configuration Management
  • Introduction to Cloud Standards
  • Cloud Models for Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery
  • Data Protection and Storage
  • Introduction to Data Encryption Methods
  • Understanding Incident Response & Intrusion Detection in Cloud Architectures
  • Risk Assessment for Cloud Environments
  • Critical Security Processes Management in Cloud Environments

Course Objectives

  • Using cloud controls to build a comprehensive risk-based assessment
  • Understanding focus areas for cloud contracts
  • Assessing cloud infrastructure layers
  • Developing and adapting a business continuity and disaster recovery plan focused on cloud environments
  • Assessing vulnerabilities in cloud environments
  • Integrating identity management and encryption services in cloud environments

Target audience

  • Data Security Professionals
  • Network & System Administrators
  • Cyber Security Managers
  • Cloud Computing Consultants
  • IT Managers

Location / Delivery

  • Online

Start date

  • November 16, 2020


  • 2 hours per day across five days


  • £425.00 £850.00