Introduction to Practical Cloud Security

Master Cloud Security Essentials for Modern Applications

Modern applications often rely on scalable and maintainable cloud backends for high availability and terabyte-scale operations. However, this shift to the cloud introduces new security challenges due to:

  • Limited security visibility: Cloud environments can be complex and opaque, making it difficult to monitor activity and identify potential threats.
  • Resource and data scale: The sheer volume of resources and data involved in cloud deployments increases the attack surface and potential damage.
  • Account takeover risk: Complete compromise of a cloud account can have catastrophic consequences for an organization

Addressing Cloud Security Risks

This 2-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the critical security aspects in major public cloud providers, including AWS, Azure, and GCP. With a focus on AWS due to its inherent complexity, the course equips you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify common vulnerabilities and misconfigurations: Understand the potential security weaknesses that can lead to cloud breaches.
  • Apply cloud security principles: Learn how to design and secure cloud applications based on sound security practices.
  • Leverage security tools: Utilize native and external tools to maintain visibility and manage cloud security processes effectively.

Course Highlights

  • Cloud Fundamentals:
    • Differences between on-premises and cloud environments
    • Security considerations for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS models
    • Shared responsibility model in cloud security
  • Core Security Model:
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM) principles
    • Understanding principals, resources, roles, and policies
    • Tools for managing access control
  • Common Security Concerns:
    • Data encryption at rest, in transit, and during backup
    • Secure network configuration and transfer protocols
    • Network and compute security with security groups and ACLs
  • Security Monitoring:
    • Utilizing audit trails, network flow logs, and cloud security interfaces
  • Security Tools:
    • Exploring native and external tools for IAM, vulnerability management, anomaly detection, etc.
  • Operationalizing Cloud Security:
    • Establishing standard security workflows and processes
    • Performing typical cloud security-related tasks
    • Understanding industry-standard software capabilities

Ideal for

  • Senior developers and software architects
  • Cloud administrators, DevOps, DevSecOps, and SRE professionals
  • CIOs and CISOs


  • Gain a deep understanding of cloud security models and requirements.
  • Learn how to manage and operate security effectively in cloud environments.
  • Enhance communication and collaboration between security, infrastructure, engineering, and GRC teams.


Upon successful completion, attendees will receive a certificate from ESI CEE.

Enroll today and empower yourself to build secure and resilient systems!

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