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CCSP Domain 3: Maintaining a secure cloud infrastructure

It doesn't matter how innovative or economical the latest X as a service is if there isn't a secure cloud infrastructure underpinning the whole operation.

Introduction

Is the customer always right? In restaurants and retail, perhaps. For enterprises in the cloud, as it turns out, not so much. According to Gartner, at least 95% of public cloud security failures between 2018 and 2022 will be the customer's fault, often due to insufficiently managing security technologies and policies. And that doesn't mean a secure cloud infrastructure is a myth, either. Over the same time period, public cloud IaaS workloads will experience approximately 60% fewer security incidents than those in traditional data centers, Gartner forecasts.

Regardless of what kind of cloud you're operating -- public, private or hybrid -- enterprises and cloud providers alike play a role in being able to secure cloud infrastructure and services. From the data's center front door to virtual machine hosts, informational security professionals need to be mindful of the various assets that must be well-protected. Domain 3 of the CCSP exam, “Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Security,” assesses your understanding of the physical and the virtual components of the cloud infrastructure and risk-management analysis, including tools and techniques necessary for maintaining a secure cloud infrastructure.

This SearchSecurity Security School, based on (ISC)² CCSP training material, covers the fundamentals of Domain 3 of the exam. Once you've reviewed the content in this Security School about designing, building and managing secure cloud infrastructure, take the practice quiz to see how prepared you are for Domain 3 of the CCSP exam.

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