Learning Path

Securing Cloud-based Applications


  • Secure by design (let’s build a program) Course — 00:52:45
    • K0001, K0007, K0018, K0056, K0395, K0417, K0427, K0560, S0365

      A look at the importance of security by design: building a program with security in mind, right from the beginning.

  • Third-party tools Course — 00:18:32
    • Explore the use of third-party tools in securing cloud-based applications.

  • Comparing Azure and AWS Course — 00:31:28
    • K0194, K0230, S0073, S0365

      Compare Azure and AWS in terms of security, features and configurations.

  • Cloud attack vectors and remediations (knowing is half the battle, doing is the other!) Course — 00:41:41
    • Get to grips with the common attack vectors and how to remediate them.

  • Training & awareness Course — 00:18:28
    • K0215, K0226, K0243, K0245, K0252, K0313, S0064

      Explore the importance of training and awareness in securing cloud applications.

  • Securing cloud-based applications overview Course — 00:05:21
    • Take a few minutes to discover what we will be covering in this course.

  • Securing cloud-based applications Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:12:00


What you will learn

In this path, you will learn how to effectively secure your cloud-based applications while protecting them across all attack vectors. You will also learn how to properly train your developers to create applications that are secured by default. One final takeaway will be getting hands-on experience with a few open-source tools that can help you secure your cloud-based applications.

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Meet the author

Joe South has been working in cybersecurity for over six years and has worked at companies of all sizes across multiple industries. Joe is currently in a role where he is empowered to introduce new and innovative solutions to increase the security posture of his organization. He enjoys teaching others what he’s learned and is the creator of a blog where he helps others get into cybersecurity and build a successful career. He also provides in-depth reviews of his certifications and shares tips to successfully pass the exams.

Joe started his career on the help desk of his college where he fell in love with IT. Eager to learn more, he earned his Security+ certification and began a career in cybersecurity. He started in vulnerability management, where he worked to secure applications that served military and Department of Defense clients. He later expanded his skillset by diving into complex identity and access management (IAM) toolsets where he designed solutions for Fortune 500 companies across HIPAA, PCI and financial industries. He also architected solutions for companies to move into AWS, Azure and GCP while maintaining or increasing their security posture. Joe has his CCSP, AWS Security Specialty and AWS CCP certification, among others.

The details

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

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  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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