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Cloud Computing Security Knowledge

 

Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (CCSK) is the world leading cloud security certification coming from the Cloud Security Alliance. The CCSK is an examination testing for a broad foundation of knowledge about cloud security, with topics ranging from architecture, governance, compliance, operations, encryption, virtualization and much more. The body of knowledge for the CCSK examination is the CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3, English language version, and the ENISA report “Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks and Recommendations for Information Security”.

Who Should Attend?

The Cloud Security training course is for 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 Auditors
  • IT Security Professionals
  • Business Analysts
  • Directors
  • Executives
  • IT Architects
  • Business Owners
  • Business Stakeholders

CCSK Key Examination Concepts

CSA Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3.0 English

Domain 1 Architecture

  • NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (Essential Characteristics,
  • Cloud Service Models, Cloud Deployment Models)
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • CSA Cloud Reference Model
  • Jericho Cloud Cube Model
  • Cloud Security Reference Model
  • Cloud Service Brokers
  • Service Level Agreements

Domain 2: Governance and Enterprise Risk Management

  • Contractual Security Requirements
  • Enterprise and Information Risk Management
  • Third Party Management Recommendations
  • Supply chain examination
  • Use of Cost Savings for Cloud

Domain 3: Legal Issues: Contracts and Electronic Discovery

  • Consideration of cloud-related issues in three dimensions
  • eDiscovery considerations
  • Jurisdictions and data locations
  • Liability for activities of subcontractors
  • Due diligence responsibility
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and electronically stored information
  • Metadata
  • Litigation hold

Domain 4: Compliance and Audit Management

  • Definition of Compliance
  • Right to audit
  • Compliance impact on cloud contracts
  • Audit scope and compliance scope
  • Compliance analysis requirements
  • Auditor requirements

Domain 5: Information Management and Data Security

  • Six phases of the Data Security Lifecycle and their key elements
  • Volume storage
  • Object storage
  • Logical vs physical locations of data
  • Three valid options for protecting data
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Detection Data Migration to the Cloud
  • Encryption in IaaS, PaaS & SaaS
  • Database Activity Monitoring and File Activity Monitoring
  • Data Backup
  • Data Dispersion
  • Data Fragmentation

Domain 6: Interoperability and Portability

  • Definitions of Portability and Interoperability
  • Virtualization impacts on Portability and Interoperability
  • SAML and WS-Security
  • Size of Data Sets
  • Lock-In considerations by IaaS, PaaS & SaaS delivery models
  • Mitigating hardware compatibility issues

Domain 7: Traditional Security, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery

  • Four D's of perimeter security
  • Cloud backup and disaster recovery services
  • Customer due diligence related to BCM/DR
  • Business Continuity Management/Disaster Recovery due diligence
  • Restoration Plan
  • Physical location of cloud provider

Domain 8: Data Center Operations

  • Relation to Cloud Controls Matrix
  • Queries run by data center operators
  • Technical aspects of a Provider's data center operations customer should understand
  • Logging and report generation in multi-site clouds

Domain 9: Incident Response

  • Factor allowing for more efficient and effective containment and recovery in a cloud
  • Main data source for detection and analysis of an incident
  • Investigating and containing an incident in an Infrastructure as a Service environment
  • Reducing the occurrence of application level incidents
  • How often should incident response testing occur
  • Offline analysis of potential incidents

Domain 10: Application Security

  • Identity, entitlement, and access management (IdEA)
  • SDLC impact and implications
  • Differences in S-P-I models
  • Consideration when performing a remote vulnerability test of a cloud-based application
  • Categories of security monitoring for applications
  • Entitlement matrix

Domain 11: Encryption and Key Management

  • Adequate encryption protection of data in the cloud
  • Key management best practices, location of keys, keys per user
  • Relationship to tokenization, masking, anonymization and cloud database controls

Domain 12: Identity, Entitlement, and Access Management

  • Relationship between identities and attributes
  • Identity Federation
  • Relationship between Policy Decision Point (PDP) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP)
  • SAML and WS-Federation
  • Provisioning and authoritative sources Domain

13: Virtualization

  • Security concerns for hypervisor architecture
  • VM guest hardening, blind spots, VM Sprawl, data comingling, instant-on gaps
  • In-Motion VM characteristics that can create a serious complexity for audits
  • How can virtual machine communications bypass network security controls
  • VM attack surfaces
  • Compartmentalization of VMs

Domain 14: Security as a Service

  • 10 categories
  • Barriers to developing full confidence in security as a service (SECaaS)
  • When deploying Security as a Service in a highly regulated industry or environment, what should both parties agree on in advance and include in the SLA
  • Logging and reporting implications
  • How can web security as a service be deployed
  • What measures do Security as a Service providers take to earn the trust of their customers

ENISA Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks and Recommendations for Information Security

  • Isolation failure
  • Economic Denial of Service
  • Licensing Risks  VM hopping
  • Five key legal issues common across all scenarios
  • Top security risks in ENISA research
  • OVF
  • Underlying vulnerability in Loss of Governance
  • User provisioning vulnerability
  • Risk concerns of a cloud provider being acquired
  • Security benefits of cloud
  • Risks R.1 – R.35 and underlying vulnerabilities
  • Data controller vs data processor definitions
  • in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), who is responsible for guest systems monitoring

 

If you do not pass the test…

Test participants will receive two opportunities to pass the test. While you may take your second attempt as soon as you wish, we highly recommend studying the source material again prior to taking the test. Because of question randomization, you may see a very different exam with mostly different questions.

 

  • Registration fee for 2 days per participant USD 2400
  • Group Discounts Available:- 3 – 4 people: 10% , 5 – +++ people: 15%
  • Note: Course Materials, Certificate , Lunch & Refreshments are included.
  • Conditions: Group Discounts apply for bookings made simultaneously and on one invoice only

 

      

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