Architecting Secure Cloud: Course Overview

This course has been designed to provide participants with a thorough coverage of the knowledge required for understanding and architecting secure cloud technologies in a way which drives business success.

The advent of Cloud computing services has the capability of redefining the IT landscape as individuals, small to medium enterprises, and large enterprises all consider how the cloud service models can be leveraged to achieve more cost-effective computing. As with any other major advance in technology, security opportunities and risks need to be addressed before the benefits of cloud computing can be safely achieved. There are many issues to consider: compliance and risk management; identity and access management; service availability and integrity; endpoint integrity; and information accessibility and protection should all be explored when architecting systems around cloud computing.

Based on SABSA, the world-leading framework for security architecture, the course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of how to deliver secure cloud computing. Through a series of innovative presentations, case studies, and workshops, you will develop the knowledge and skills to use the most proven security architecture, design and service management processes in a way which ensures comprehensive end-to-end security of cloud driven systems is achieved.

This course covers the various forms of cloud service (infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and software as a service) and explores some of the more popular global cloud services. It covers the different deployment models for Cloud and their strengths and weaknesses, and looks at some new security attributes which have emerged from Cloud such as rapid elasticity and service on demand, and addresses the standards that can be applied to these attributes.