Cloud Security

Take a deep dive into cloud security, the rules and regulations governing security and various tools and services needed to protect the cloud.


  • Security Policies Video — 00:05:42
    • Effective security for cloud computing begins with well-planned and documented security policies. This episode introduces security policies and the role they play in cloud computing.

  • Standards and Compliance Demo Video — 00:05:16
    • This episode explains standards and compliance. Several regulatory and industry regulations and guidelines may impose requirements on different network types and this episode explains how to plan for them.

  • Identity, Authentication, and Authorization Video — 00:07:50
    • It is important to know who is accessing your cloud resources. This begins with identity management and authentication. This episode introduces identity, authentication and authorization.

  • Multi-Factor Authenication Video — 00:04:41
    • Authorization is used to validate the rights of an acting entity on an object of that action. For example, it is used to validate that a user is allows to read or write to a given file.

  • Authorization Lab Video — 00:08:31
    • Authorization was explained in a preceding episode; however, this episode goes deeper into authorization to help you determine the objects that will require authorization and the methods used for access control.

  • Encryption Video — 00:07:58
    • When storing data in the cloud, a lot of trust is placed on the cloud network administrators. To provide protection against internal threats, encryption can be used. This episode explains encryption at rest and at transit and some common ciphers available

  • Compute Security Demo Video — 00:06:39
    • Just as you must secure physical servers on your network, you must secure servers in the cloud. This episode is focused on hardening cloud compute instances and best practices for doing so.

  • Account Management Lab Video — 00:07:07
    • Cloud solution accounts are used to provide access to cloud resources. These accounts should be secured and this episode explains how.

  • Segmentation Lab Video — 00:04:53
    • Segmentation is implemented in various ways in cloud computing. This episode explains three different segmentations methods often used in the cloud.

  • Security Tools Demo Video — 00:07:10
    • It is important to understand the security tools available in your chosen cloud service provider. It is also important to understand the scope of impact from any tools used. This episode introduces the various security tools available.

  • Security Services Video — 00:04:54
    • Traditional security tools that we have used on local networks and systems also apply to the cloud. This episode explains how these services should be used in the cloud.

  • Security Automation and Orchestration Video — 00:05:42
    • A significant benefit of cloud computing is the available automation and orchestration solutions. This episode describes such solutions and the fundamental difference between automation and orchestration.

  • Models and Security Video — 00:06:00
    • Handling blockchain data is different than with traditional databases. There are certain considerations you need to keep in mind. This episode discusses the two types of data, local and state variables, and the types of memory, stack, memory, and storage.


Course description

This course explores how to keep the cloud secure. Explore policies, standards and compliance before looking at authentication and authorization considerations. Then delve into encryption, account management, security tools, services, models and automation possibilities.

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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