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New AWS security classroom course – giving you confidence in cloud security

If you ask Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) what keeps them up at night, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that cloud security is a leading concern. Dozens of new positions in cloud security have been created to address the complexities of securing the cloud, including Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), Security Analysts, Security Consultants, Data Compliance Managers, Security Engineers, Cloud Security Architects, Vulnerability Assessors, Network Security Administrators, and Information Security Managers.

Whether or not you work in security, trying to understand the intricacies of cloud security works can be a little intimidating. That’s why AWS Training and Certification developed the new AWS Security Essentials classroom course – a one-day, foundational-level course that enables anyone with minimal working knowledge of AWS, from IT business-level professionals to security professionals, to be more successful in their roles within the shared responsibility of AWS Cloud Security.

Cloud security is unique in that the responsibility of maintaining a well-secured cloud environment belongs not just to those mentioned above, but to everyone in any position within their company. While you don’t need to be a CISO to appreciate the importance of security, you do need to know your responsibility in securing your data and applications. And that is what makes AWS Security Essentials so compelling!

At the core of AWS Security Essentials is the security of and in the cloud within the shared security model. Security of the cloud is the security of AWS global infrastructure, data center security, and compliance and governance, all of which are AWS’ responsibilities. Security in the cloud is the identity and access management, securing infrastructure, denial of service, and incident response essentials, all of which are the customer’s responsibilities. This course also covers cloud skills and best practices using a mix of presentations, discussion, and hands-on labs.

When learners finish this course, they will be able to:

  • Identify security benefits and responsibilities when using the AWS Cloud
  • Describe the access control and management features of AWS
  • Understand the different data encryption methods to secure sensitive data
  • Describe how to secure network access to your AWS resources
  • Determine which AWS services can be used for security logging and monitoring

Take a look at the course description page for more information and to find a class that fits your schedule. Also check out the Security Ramp-Up Guide to find additional resources on AWS Cloud security.