Secure cloud computing requires key skills, knowledge of tools

Last updated:October 2017

Editor's note

Cloud is now accepted as a dominant force in IT and secure cloud computing is essential to every business. This guide provides the essentials infosec pros need now to understand both the risks of cloud and how to manage them successfully.

Learn what key tools and skills are necessary, from identity and access management for securing cloud to the latest certifications available. This guide will get any infosec pointed in the right direction in order to launch and maintain a security career and keep company systems and data secure, even when it all seems to be up in the cloud.

1Securing apps in the cloud

Complicating any strategy for secure cloud computing is the ubiquitous app. There truly is an app for everything now, and employees logging on to company networks and using corporate data very often use custom applications to do so. The articles collected here can help teach you how to tackle the security concerns that cloud apps inevitably bring.

2The role of DevOps in secure cloud computing

The DevOps approach to creating new software is in use everywhere and the importance of including security in the process is now widely acknowledged. In this section, learn about the key security concerns DevOps entails, where cloud visibility comes in and more. It's possible to deliver cloud apps securely, but understanding the risks and strategizing to minimize them are essential first steps.

3Upping your cloud security skill set

Possessing certain skills is essential for a infosec career now. The ability to set up and manage IT security tools that, among other things, deliver secure cloud computing to a company is a skill employers demand. Get up to date on the key cloud security certifications and skills companies are seeking now, and prep for your next interview by reviewing the material in this segment.