Refer to the CCSEv1 Outline for a deeper dive into the CCSE curriculum.
Module 01. Introduction to Cloud Security
In this module, you will be presented with the core concepts of cloud computing, cloud service models, and cloud-based threats and vulnerabilities. The module highlights service provider components, such as evaluation and the shared security responsibility model, that are essential to conjuring a secure cloud environment and protecting organisational resources.
Module 02. Platform and Infrastructure Security in Cloud
This module explores the key components and technologies that form a cloud architecture and how to secure multi-tenant, virtualised, physical, and logical cloud components. This module demonstrates congurations and best practices for securing physical data centers and cloud infrastructures using the tools and techniques provided by Azure, AWS, and GCP.
Module 03. Application Security in Cloud
The focus of this module is securing cloud applications and explaining secure software development lifecycle changes. It explains the multiple services and tools for application security in Azure, AWS, and GCP.
Module 04. Data Security in Cloud
This module covers the basics of cloud data storage, its lifecycle, and various controls for protecting data at rest and data in transit in the cloud. It also addresses data storage features and the multiple services and tools used for securing data stored in Azure, AWS, and GCP.
Module 05. Security Operations in Cloud
This module encompasses the security controls essential to building, implementing, operating, managing, and maintaining physical and logical infrastructures for cloud environments and the required services, features, and tools for operational security provided by AWS, Azure, and GCP.
Module 06. Penetration Testing in Cloud
This module demonstrates how to implement comprehensive penetration testing to assess the security of an organisation's cloud infrastructure and reviews the required services and tools used to perform penetration testing in AWS, Azure, and GCP.
Module 07. Incident Response in Cloud
This module focuses on incident response (IR). It covers the IR lifecycle and the tools and techniques used to identify and respond to incidents; provides training on using SOAR technologies; and explores the IR capabilities provided by AWS, Azure, and GCP.
Module 08. Forensic Investigation in Cloud
This module covers the forensic investigation process in cloud computing, including various cloud forensic challenges and data collection methods. It also explains how to investigate security incidents using AWS, Azure, and GCP tools.
Module 09. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud
This module highlights the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planning in IR. It covers the backup and recovery tools, services, and features provided by AWS, Azure, and GCP to monitor business continuity issues.
Module 10. Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance in Cloud
This module focuses on the various governance frameworks, models, and regulations (ISO/IEC 27017, HIPAA, and PCI DSS) and the design and implementation of governance frameworks in the cloud. It also addresses cloud compliance frameworks and elaborates on the AWS, Azure, and GCP governance modules.
Module 11. Standards, Policies, and Legal Issues in Cloud
This module discusses standards, policies, and legal issues associated with the cloud. It also covers the features, services, and tools needed for compliance and auditing in AWS, Azure, and GCP.
Appendix (Self-Study): Private, Hybrid, and Multi-Tenant Cloud Security
The appendix covers the security of private, hybrid, and multi-tenant cloud models. It lists some of the best practices for securing VMWare Cloud, AWS, GCP, Azure hybrid cloud setups, and multi-tenant clouds.