CCSP : Managing Cloud Security

Gain hands-on expertise in (ISC)² CCSP exam with CCSP - Managing Cloud Security course. The CCSP credential provides professionals with deep-seated knowledge and competency derived from experience with cyber, information, software and cloud computing infrastructure security. The exam is best for those who have good knowledge of  IT and information security, with some experience in cloud computing. The exam objective covers architectural concepts & design requirements, cloud data security, cloud platform & infrastructure security, cloud application, security, operations, legal & compliance.
CCSP
Managing Cloud Security
ISBN : 978-1-61691-862-0

Lessons

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Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

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Exercise Questions
73+
Quizzes
118+
Flashcards
108+
Glossary of terms
108+
Lessons
8+
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Videos
38+
Hours
22:47+

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Pre-assessments Questions
60+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessments Questions
50+

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Exam Information

The CCSP exam is computer-based and uses the standard multiple-choice format found on many IT certification exams. Candidates will face 125 multiple-choice questions containing four possible answer choices each. There are 100 actual exam questions, while the remaining 25 are research questions used to prepare future examination question pools. Passing the exam requires a scaled score of 700 out of 1,000 possible points from the scored exam questions.

(ISC)² and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) developed the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) credential to ensure that cloud security professionals have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities in cloud security design, implementation, architecture, operations, controls, and compliance with regulatory frameworks. A CCSP applies information security expertise to a cloud computing environment and demonstrates competence in cloud security architecture, design, operations, and service orchestration. This professional competence is measured against a globally recognized body of knowledge. The CCSP is a standalone credential that complements and builds upon existing credentials and educational programs, including (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects
  • Enterprise Architect  
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Manager
  • Security Architect
  • Systems Architect
  • Systems Engineer
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
Applicants must have a minimum five years of  working experience in information technology, of which three years must be in information security and one year in one of the six CBK domains.
What is the exam registration fee?
549 USD
Where do I take the exam?
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 125 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
240 minutes
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the CCSP, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Conventions

Lesson 2: Domain 1: Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements

  • Introduction
  • Cloud Computing Definitions
  • Cloud Computing Roles
  • Key Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • Cloud Transition Scenario
  • Building Blocks
  • Cloud Computing Functions
  • Cloud Service Categories
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Cross-Cutting Aspects
  • Network Security and Perimeter
  • Cryptography
  • IAM and Access Control
  • Data and Media Sanitization
  • Virtualization Security
  • Common Threats
  • Security Considerations for Different Cloud Categories
  • Open Web Application Security Project Top Ten Security Threats
  • Cloud Secure Data Lifecycle
  • Information and Data Governance Types
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning (BCDR)
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Certification Against Criteria
  • System and Subsystem Product Certification
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Domain 2: Cloud Data Security

  • Introduction
  • The Cloud Data Lifecycle Phases
  • Location and Access of Data
  • Functions, Actors, and Controls of the Data
  • Cloud Services, Products, and Solutions
  • Data Storage
  • Relevant Data Security Technologies
  • Application of Security Strategy Technologies
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Classification
  • Data Privacy Acts
  • Typical Meanings for Common Privacy Terms
  • Privacy Roles for Customers and Service Providers
  • Responsibility Depending on the Type of Cloud Services
  • Implementation of Data Discovery
  • Classification of Discovered Sensitive Data
  • Mapping and Definition of Controls
  • Privacy Level Agreement
  • PLA Versus Essential P&DP Requirements Activity
  • Application of Defined Controls for PII
  • Data Rights Management Objectives
  • Data-Protection Policies
  • Events
  • Supporting Continuous Operations
  • Chain of Custody and Nonrepudiation
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security

  • Introduction
  • Network and Communications in the Cloud
  • The Compute Parameters of a Cloud Server
  • Storage Issues in the Cloud
  • Management of Cloud Computing Risks
  • Countermeasure Strategies Across the Cloud
  • Physical and Environmental Protections
  • System and Communication Protections
  • Virtualization Systems Controls
  • Managing Identification, Authentication, and Authorization in the Cloud Infrastructure
  • Risk Audit Mechanisms
  • Understanding the Cloud Environment Related to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)
  • Understanding the Business Requirements Related to BCDR
  • Understanding the BCDR Risks
  • BCDR Strategies
  • Creating the BCDR Plan
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Domain 4: Cloud Application Security

  • Introduction
  • Determining Data Sensitivity and Importance
  • Understanding the API Formats
  • Common Pitfalls of Cloud Security Application Deployment
  • Awareness of Encryption Dependencies
  • Understanding the Software Development Lifecycle Process for a Cloud Environment
  • Assessing Common Vulnerabilities
  • Cloud-Specific Risks
  • Threat Modeling
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Federated Identity Management
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Supplemental Security Devices
  • Cryptography
  • Tokenization
  • Data Masking
  • Sandboxing
  • Application Virtualization
  • Cloud-Based Functional Data
  • Cloud-Secure Development Lifecycle
  • Application Security Testing
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Domain 5: Operations

  • Introduction
  • Modern Data Centers and Cloud Service Offerings
  • Factors That Affect Data Center Design
  • Enterprise Operations
  • Secure Configuration of Hardware: Specific Requirements
  • Installation and Configuration of Virtualization Management Tools for the Host
  • Securing the Network Configuration
  • Identifying and Understanding Server Threats
  • Using Standalone Hosts
  • Using Clustered Hosts
  • Accounting for Dynamic Operation
  • Using Storage Clusters
  • Using Maintenance Mode
  • Providing High Availability (HA) on the Cloud
  • The Physical Infrastructure for Cloud Environments
  • Configuring Access Control for Remote Access
  • Performing Patch Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Backing Up and Restoring the Host Configuration
  • Implementing Network Security Controls: Defense in Depth
  • Developing a Management Plan
  • Building a Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environments
  • Running a Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environments
  • Managing the Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environments
  • Implementation of Network Security Controls
  • Using an ITSM Solution
  • Considerations for Shadow IT
  • Operations Management
  • Managing Risk in Logical and Physical Infrastructures
  • The Risk-Management Process Overview
  • Understanding the Collection and Preservation of Digital Evidence
  • Managing Communications with Relevant Parties
  • Wrap-Up: Data Breach Example
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Domain 6: Legal and Compliance

  • Introduction
  • International Legislation Conflicts
  • Legislative Concepts
  • Frameworks and Guidelines Relevant to Cloud Computing
  • Common Legal Requirements
  • Legal Controls and Cloud Service Providers
  • e-Discovery
  • Cloud Forensics and ISO/IEC 27050-1
  • Protecting Personal Information in the Cloud
  • Auditing in the Cloud
  • Standard Privacy Requirements (ISO/IEC 27018)
  • GAPP
  • Internal Information Security Management System (ISMS)
  • Implementing Policies
  • Identifying and Involving the Relevant Stakeholders
  • Impact of Distributed IT Models
  • Understanding the Implications of the Cloud to Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Understanding Outsourcing and Contract Design
  • Business Requirements
  • Vendor Management
  • Cloud Computing Certification
  • Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Appendix A: Helpful Resources and Links