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Cloud Security Fundamentals (CCSK - Plus)

Rich Mogull & James Arlen, Securosis | July 27-28 & 29-30



Ends May 31



Ends July 24



Ends July 30


There is a lot of hype and uncertainty around cloud security, but this class will slice through the hyperbole and provide students with the practical knowledge they need to understand the real cloud security issues and solutions. The Cloud Security Fundamentals class provides students a comprehensive two day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance Certificate of Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam (This course is also known as the CCSK- Plus). Starting with a detailed description of cloud computing, the course covers all major domains in the latest Guidance document from the Cloud Security Alliance, and includes a full day of hands-on cloud security training covering both public and private cloud.


Basic security background

What Students Will Be Provided With

Necessary configuration and sample files for exercises, electronic copy of course materials, token for CCSK certification testing

What to Bring

Laptop and Amazon account (we provide pre-course instructions to properly create their account).


Rich has twenty years experience in information security, physical security, and risk management. He specializes in data security, application security, emerging security technologies, and security management. Prior to founding Securosis, Rich was a Research Vice President at Gartner on the security team where he also served as research co-chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Prior to his seven years at Gartner, Rich worked as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager at the University of Colorado, and systems and network administrator. Rich is the Security Editor of TidBITS, a monthly columnist for Dark Reading, and a frequent contributor to publications ranging from Information Security Magazine to Macworld. He is a frequent industry speaker at events including the RSA Security Conference and DefCon, and has spoken on every continent except Antarctica (where he’s happy to speak for free – assuming travel is covered). Prior to his technology career, Rich also worked as a security director for major events such as football games and concerts. He was a bouncer at the age of 19, weighing about 135 lbs (wet). Rich has worked or volunteered as a paramedic, firefighter, and ski patroller at a major resort (on a snowboard); and spent over a decade with Rocky Mountain Rescue. He currently serves as a responder on a federal disaster medicine and terrorism response team, where he mostly drives a truck and lifts heavy objects. He has a black belt, but does not play golf. Rich can be reached at rmogull (at) securosis (dot) com.