Large and critical segments of enterprise networks are outsourced to cloud service providers (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This creates new types of vulnerabilities and incredible opportunities for cybersecurity professionals with specialized skills.
Designed for working information security professionals, the highly technical 12-credit-hour graduate certificate in Cloud Security prepares you to navigate your organization through the security challenges and opportunities presented by cloud service, and identify the risks of the various services offered by CSPs. You'll learn from some of the world's top cybersecurity experts, gain hands-on technical experience you can apply immediately on the job, and emerge with 4 industry-recognized GIAC certifications.
A 100% online option is available. Applications are accepted monthly.
Learn How To
Identify the risks and risk control ownership offered by cloud service providers (CSPs), including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), based on the deployment models and service delivery models of the various products.
Articulate the business and security implications of a multi-cloud strategy.
Use hardening benchmarks, patching, and configuration management to achieve and maintain an engineered state of security for the cloud environment.
Leverage the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix to select the appropriate security controls for a given cloud network security architecture and assess a CSP's implementation of those controls.
Evaluate the logging services of various CSPs and use those logs to provide the necessary accountability for events that occur in the cloud environment.
Use basic Bash and Python scripts to automate tasks in the cloud.
Implement network security controls that are native to both AWS and Azure.
Use Terraform to deploy a complete "infrastructure as code" environment to multiple cloud providers.
Perform a preliminary forensic file system analysis of a compromised virtual machine to identify indicators of compromise and create a file system timeline.
Required Core Courses | 6 credit hours:
ISE 6610: Cloud Security Essentials | SEC 488, GCLD
ISE 6612: Public Cloud Security: AWS, Azure, and GCP | SEC 510, GIAC exam under development
Elective Courses | 6 credit hours:Students select two of the following.
ISE 6615: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials | SEC 522, GWEB
ISE 6630: Cloud Penetration Testing | SEC 588, GCPN
ISE 6650: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation | SEC 540, GCSA
The SANS Technology Institute Advantage
Online and In-Person Study Options
Choose from a variety of online and in-person course delivery options. A 100% online option is available.
Flexibility for Working Professionals
Monthly admissions windows mean you can start on your schedule and earn the graduate certificate in roughly two years.
Credentials that Showcase Your Skills
Earn 4 industry-recognized GIAC certifications that validate your skillset in critical, specialized areas of InfoSec.
Learn skills you can use immediately on the job from some of the world's best cybersecurity instructor-practitioners.
Pathway to a Master's Degree
Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied directly toward the master's degree program should you later apply and be accepted.