Certified Cloud Security Officer Training (CCSO)

Commitment 5 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Are you ready for the cloud? The cloud has everyone up in arms when discussing security! The benefits of the Cloud are great; however, many companies have concerns about adopting a cloud architecture due to the inherent security risks of adding this additional architectural layer. This Certified Cloud Security Officer Training (CCSO) Workshop course will provide you with what you do not find in other classes! The combination of knowledge tailored around the 6 domains in the CCSO examination along with implementing cloud security, auditing, and compliance.

This is all managed by a unique delivery of the CCSO domains along with the hands-on labs needed to truly understand what is happening to your data at all the layers of the cloud stack. This is a relevant course that introduces many technologies used in the cloud from implementing a vRealize cloud to using a new key management solution from various vendors

  • 5 Days of CCSO Training from an Authorized Instructor
  • Official Student Courseware (Electronic Version)
  • Student Lab guide
  • Exam Prep Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CPEs: 40



Upon completion, Certified Cloud Security Officer Training (CCSO) Workshop students will be able to:

  • To gain the knowledge needed to pass the Certified Cloud Security Officer Exam
  • To fully understand Cloud Security from a real-world viewpoint.
  • To receive the hands-on experience needed to implement Cloud Security with VMware vRealize, VMware vSphere, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and other products generally used in cloud implementations.
  • To have a general working knowledge of what to audit in a cloud architecture.
  • To know hands-on methods of auditing a cloud environment from a best practices Security viewpoint.
  • To understand how compliance is viewed and dealt with in the cloud.
  • We can adapt this Certified Cloud Security Officer Training (CCSO) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this CCSO Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the CCSO Certification Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the CCSO Certification Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Certified Cloud Security Officer Training (CCSO) Course

  • Virtualization Administrators
  • Cloud Administrators
  • CIO
  • Virtualization and Cloud Auditors
  • Virtualization and Cloud Compliance Officers
  • Anyone that needs a general understanding of security in the Cloud, those seeking the CCSP Certification

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Certified Cloud Security Officer Training (CCSO) Workshop are:

  • Recommended minimum one-year experience with virtualization technology or equivalent knowledge.
  • General understanding of cloud architectures.
  • Minimum one-year experience with general security.


Module 1 –Introduction to Cloud Computing and Architecture
  •  Cloud Computing Terminology
  • Cloud Computing Definition
  • Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • Cloud Computing Benefits
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Reference Model
  • What is Security for the Cloud?
Module 2 –Cloud Risks
  •  Cloud Migration Security Evaluation
  • ENISA Risk Evaluation
  • Cloud Controls Matrix
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 3 –ERM and Governance
  •  Application of Governance and Risk
  • Management of the Cloud
  • Importance of the SLA
  • Relevant CCM controls
Module 4 –Legal Issues
  • Understanding Unique Risks in the Cloud
  • International Law and Potential Conflicts
  • eDiscovery
  • Contract Considerations
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 5 –Virtualization
  •  Virtualization Principles
  • Key Components Mapped to Cloud Layer
  • Key Security Concerns
  • Other Technologies Used in the Cloud
  • The Layers
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 6 –Data Security
  • Cloud Data Life Cycle
  • Design and Implement Cloud Data Storage Architectures
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  • Design and Apply Data Security Strategies
  • Understand and Implement Data Discovery and Classification Technologies
  • Design and Implement Relevant Jurisdictional
  • Data Protection for PII
  • Design and Implement Data Rights Management
  • Plan and Implement Data Retention, Deletion, and Archival Policies
  • Design and Implement Auditability, Traceability, and Accountability of Data Events
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 7 –Data Center Operations
  • Build Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Manage Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Manage Communications with Relevant Parties
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 8 –Interoperability and Portability
  • Interoperability
  • Portability
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 9 –Traditional Security
  •  The Physical Environment
  • Support the Planning Process for the Data Center Design
  • Implement and Build Physical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Run Physical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Manage Physical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 10 –BCM and DR
  •  Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management
  • Examples
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 11 –Incident Response
  • Incident Response
  • Forensics
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 12 –Application Security
  • Training and Awareness
  • Secure Software Development Life Cycle Process
  • Application of the Secure Software Development Life Cycle
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  • Verifying the use of Secure Software
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Solutions
  • Additional components for the Cloud
  • Software Assurance and Validation
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 13 –Encryption and Key Management
  • Review from other chapters
  • Key Management in today’s cloud services
  • Recommendations
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 14 –Identity, Entitlement, and Access Management
  • Introduction to Identity and Access Management
  • Identities and Attributes
  • Architectures for Interfacing with Identity and Attribute Providers
  • The Identity Recommendations
  • Relevant CCM Controls
Module 15 –Auditing and Compliance
  • Compliance and Audit Cloud Issues
  • Assurance Frameworks
  • Auditing
  • CCM Relevant Controls

Labs – These are not all required during class but will be leveraged to better understand the complexities of cloud security.

  • Lab 1:  Cloud Migration Evaluation
  • Lab 2: Service Level Agreement (SLA) Compliance
  • Lab 3: Virtualization 101
  • Lab 4: Understanding Network Traffic
  • Lab 5: Hardening your Virtual Machines
  • Lab 6: ESXi Host Hardening
  • Lab 7: Hardening vCenter
  • Lab 8: Basics of Data Security in Azure
  • Lab 9:  IaaS
  • Lab 10:  Deploying a Cloud
  • Lab 11:Basic Data Center Operations in Azure
  • Lab 12:Interoperability and Portability
  • Lab 13:Business Continuity in Azure
  • Lab 14: PaaS in Azure
  • Lab 15:Encryption in Azure
  • Lab 16:Identity and Access Management in Azure
  • Lab 17:  SaaS
  • Lab 18:  S-P-I Model Exercise
  • Lab 19: Cloud Business Driver Audit Exercise
  • Lab 20:  IaaS Risk Assessment
  • Lab 21: Identity and Access Control Management in the Private Cloud
  • Lab 22: VM Security Audit
  • Lab 23: Encryption/Key Management in SaaS
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