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Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) training course

Learn CSA’s Security Guidance V.4 and prepare for the CCSK Exam

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JBI training course London UK

  • Understand of the full capabilities of cloud computing.
  • Learn how to develop a cloud security program.
  • Recognised global standards.
  • Learn best practices for IAM, cloud incident response, application security, data encryption, SecaaS, securing emerging technologies.
  • Learn how to use 'Cloud Controls Matrix', to assess security of your organisation and of cloud providers.


This course has two purposes:

1. To prepare delegates to pass version 4 (v4) of the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) from the
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA);

2. To provide delegates with confidence and competence to continue learning about Cloud Security and apply
this within the work role.

JBI training course London UK
JBI training course London UK

Experienced IT and Information Security professionals who need to establish and prove competency in key cloud security issues and learn security best practices from cloud governance to configuring technical security controls.


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JBI training course London UK

Module 1: Introductions, course orientation and starting surveys

Multiple quizzes with instant feedback to activate your Cloud Security learning
Establishing what you need to learn to pass CCSK v4

Module 2: Cloud Computing Concepts and Governance (CCSK Domains 1 and 2)

Cloud computing definitions, service models & core concepts
Cloud governance, enterprise risk trade-offs & third party management

Module 3: Legal, Compliance and Audit Considerations (CCSK Domains 3 and 4)

Legal considerations: due diligence, contracts, liabilities & litigation
Control frameworks, compliance scope, rights to audit, audit scoping

Module 4: Information Governance (CCSK Domain 5)

Data security lifecycle, data protection implications of cloud service models
Data Security Functions, Actors and Controls; data ownership

Module 5: Management Plane Security & Business Continuity (CCSK Domain 6)

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud; resilience
Establishing, maintaining & monitoring management plane security

Module 6: Incident Response (CCSK Domain 9) and Security as a Service (CCSK Domain 13)

Incident response (IR) lifecycle; how the cloud impacts IR & service assurance
Major categories of Security as a Service (SecAAS): potential benefits and risks

Module 7: Infrastructure Security (CCSK Domain 7)

Understanding virtualisation: hypervisors, software defined networks
Hybrid cloud considerations: workload security, dynamic security needs

Module 8: Application Security (CCSK Domain 10); Virtualisation & Containers (CCSK Domain 8)

Secure Software Development Lifecycle; rise of DevOps/SecDevOps
Understanding application virtualisation trends: containers, APIs, FaaS



Module 9: Data Security & Encryption (CCSK Domain 11); Related Techologies (CCSK Domain 14)

Data security controls; symmetric & asymmetric encryption
Major technology trends: Mobile, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), AI & ML

Module 10: Identity Entitlement and Access Management (CCSK Domain 13)

Identity, authentication, identity binding & identity management
Authorisation, entitlements and access management

Module 11: Cloud Controls Matrix (CCSK Domain 15) and ENISA (CCSK Domain 16)

Harnessing the CSA Cloud Computing Matrix (CCM) Domains and Controls
European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA)’s Cloud Security role

Module 12: End of Course Revision, Discussions, Surveys and Feedback

Preparing for the CCSK v4 examination: identifying key focus areas
Reflecting on this CCSK course & using feedback to reinforce learning

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