Secure Cloud Applications, Users, and Related Technologies

by Dr. Lyron H. Andrews

The distributed nature of the cloud presents a challenge for protecting assets. This course will teach you the frameworks for securing cloud applications, users, and other assets.

What you'll learn

In the next year and beyond, many companies plan to move almost all of their applications to the cloud, while some larger corporations have already moved one hundred percent of their applications to the cloud! Protecting valuable assets within the distributed nature of the cloud then presents a challenge. In this course, Secure Cloud Applications, Users, and Related Technologies, you’ll learn to apply frameworks for securing cloud applications, users, and other assets. First, you’ll explore application security in the cloud. Next, you’ll discover how to employ IAM tools to manage least privilege access for users. Finally, you’ll learn how to categorize and protect related technologies. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Secure Cloud Applications, Users, and Related Technologies needed to protect your distributed cloud assets.

Course FAQ

Why is cloud security important?

O'Reilly Learning did a survey in 2020 and found that 25% of their respondents said that their companies plan to move all of their applications to a cloud context in the next year. This includes 17% of respondents from large organizations over 10,000 employees that have already moved 100% of their applications to the cloud.

Who is this course for?

This course is especially helpful for learners on the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK & CCSK Plus) Path.

What will I learn in this course?

This course covers managing app security, adopting a secure software development lifecycle, employing Identity, Entitlement, and Access management (IAM), and more.

What prerequisites do I need?

Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the Introduction to Information Security within Cloud Computing.

About the author

Dr. Andrews’ technology career spans three decades. His roles included network manager New York City Department of Education, BMG Direct senior director of IT, and BNY Mellon dean of technology. His doctoral research at Teachers College Columbia found that critical thinking skills thrive in environments that are supportive of five essential elements in the mind of a critical thinker. He teaches cyber security. He has integrated technology management with teaching at Columbia University and other... more

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