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CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional 

The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) exam is a certification exam designed to test an applicant’s knowledge of the principles of securing cloud-based environments.

It was developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. or (ISC)2 and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in information technology, of which three years must be in information security, and one year in one or more of the six domains of the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

The CCSP exam is a 125-question, multiple-choice exam with a four-hour time limit. The exam has a total of 1000 possible points and passing requires a score of at least 700. Questions are not equally distributed among the six domains of the exam.

Course Key Learning
  • ccsp knowledge
  • You will learn what it takes to become a Cloud Security Professional and the material required to pass the CCSP certification

Course Outline 

Module 1: Architectural Concepts & Design Requirements  

Understand cloud computing concepts

  • Cloud computing definitions
  • Cloud computing roles (e.g., cloud service customer, cloud service provider, cloud service partner, cloud service broker)
  • Key cloud computing characteristics (e.g., on-demand self-service, broad network access, multi-tenancy, rapid elasticity and scalability, resource pooling, measured service)
  • Building block technologies (e.g., virtualization, storage, networking, databases, orchestration)

Describe cloud reference architecture

  • Cloud computing activities
  • Cloud service capabilities (i.e., application capability types, platform capability types, infrastructure capability types)
  • Cloud service categories (e.g., Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS))
  • Cloud deployment models (e.g., public, private, hybrid, community)
  • Cloud shared considerations (e.g., interoperability, portability, reversibility, availability, security, privacy, resiliency, performance, governance, maintenance and versioning, service levels and Service Level Agreements (SLA), auditability, regulatory)
  • Impact of related technologies (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), containers, quantum computing)

Understand security concepts relevant to cloud computing

  • Cryptography and key management
  • Access control
  • Data and media sanitization (e.g., overwriting, cryptographic erase)
  • Network security (e.g., network security groups)
  • Virtualization security (e.g., hypervisor security, container security)
  • Common threats

Understand design principles of secure cloud computing

  • Cloud secure data lifecycle
  • Cloud based Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) planning
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Functional security requirements (e.g., portability, interoperability, vendor lock-in)
  • Security considerations for different cloud categories (e.g., Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Evaluate cloud service providers

  • Verification against criteria (e.g., International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27017, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS))
  • System/subsystem product certifications (e.g., Common Criteria (CC), Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2)

Module 2: Cloud Data Security 

Describe cloud data concepts

  • Cloud data life cycle phases
  • Data dispersion

Design and implement cloud data storage architectures

  • Storage types (e.g., long term, ephemeral, raw-disk)
  • Threats to storage types

Design and apply data security technologies and strategies

  • Encryption and key management
  • Hashing
  • Masking
  • Tokenization
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Data obfuscation
  • Data de-identification (e.g., anonymization)

Implement data discovery

  • Structured data
  • Unstructured data

Implement data classification

  • Mapping
  • Labeling
  • Sensitive data (e.g., Protected Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), card holder data)

Design and implement Information Rights Management (IRM)

  • Objectives (e.g., data rights, provisioning, access models)
  • Appropriate tools (e.g., issuing and revocation of certificates)

Plan and implement data retention, deletion, and archiving policies

  • Data retention policies
  • Data deletion procedures and mechanisms
  • Data archiving procedures and mechanisms
  • Legal hold

Design and implement auditability, traceability, and accountability of data events

  • Definition of event sources and requirement of identity attribution
  • Logging, storage, and analysis of data events
  • Chain of custody and non-repudiation

 Module 3: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Security 

Comprehend cloud infrastructure components

  • Physical environment
  • Network and communications
  • Compute
  • Virtualization
  • Storage
  • Management plane

Design a secure data center

  • Logical design (e.g., tenant partitioning, access control)
  • Physical design (e.g., location, buy or build)
  • Environmental design (e.g., Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), multi-vendor pathway connectivity)

Analyze risks associated with cloud infrastructure

  • Risk assessment and analysis
  • Cloud vulnerabilities, threats and attacks
  • Virtualization risks
  • Counter-measure strategies

Design and plan security controls

  • Physical and environmental protection (e.g., on-premise)
  • System and communication protection
  • Virtualization systems protection
  • Identification, authentication, and authorization in cloud infrastructure
  • Audit mechanisms (e.g., log collection, packet capture)

Plan Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC)

  • Risks related to the cloud environment
  • Business requirements (e.g., Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Recovery Service Level (RSL))
  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery strategy
  • Creation, implementation and testing of plan

Module 4: Cloud Application Security  

Advocate training and awareness for application security

  • Cloud development basics
  • Common pitfalls
  • Common cloud vulnerabilities

Describe the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process

  • Business requirements
  • Phases and methodologies

Apply the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Avoid common vulnerabilities during development
  • Cloud-specific risks
  • Quality Assurance
  • Threat modeling
  • Software configuration management and versioning

Apply cloud software assurance and validation

  • Functional testing
  • Security testing methodologies

Use verified secure software

  • Approved Application Programming Interfaces (API)
  • Supply-chain management
  • Third party software management
  • Validated open source software

Comprehend the specifics of cloud application architecture

  • Supplemental security components (e.g., Web Application Firewall (WAF), Database Activity Monitoring (DAM), Extensible Markup Language (XML) firewalls, Application Programming Interface (API) gateway)
  • Cryptography
  • Sandboxing
  • Application virtualization and orchestration

Design appropriate Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions

  • Federated identity
  • Identity providers
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)

Module 5: Operations   

Implement and build physical and logical infrastructure for cloud environment

  • Hardware specific security configuration requirements (e.g., Basic Input Output System (BIOS) settings for virtualization and Trusted Platform Module (TPM), storage controllers, network controllers)
  • Installation and configuration of virtualization management tools
  • Virtual hardware specific security configuration requirements (e.g., network, storage, memory, Central Processing Unit (CPU))
  • Installation of guest Operating System (OS) virtualization toolsets

Operate physical and logical infrastructure for cloud environment

  • Configure access control for local and remote access (e.g., Secure Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM), Console-based access mechanisms, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP))
  • Secure network configuration (e.g., Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), Transport Layer Security (TLS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), Virtual Private Network (VPN))
  • Operating System (OS) hardening through the application of baselines (e.g., Windows, Linux, VMware)
  • Availability of stand-alone hosts
  • Availability of clustered hosts (e.g., Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS), Dynamic Optimization (DO), storage clusters, maintenance mode, high availability)
  • Availability of guest Operating System (OS)

Manage physical and logical infrastructure for cloud environment

  • Access controls for remote access (e.g., Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Secure Terminal Access, Secure Shell (SSH))
  • Operating System (OS) baseline compliance monitoring and remediation
  • Patch management
  • Performance and capacity monitoring (e.g., network, compute, storage, response time)
  • Hardware monitoring (e.g., disk, Central Processing Unit (CPU), fan speed, temperature)
  • Configuration of host and guest Operating System (OS) backup and restore functions
  • Network security controls (e.g., firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), honeypots, vulnerability assessments, network security groups)
  • Management plane (e.g., scheduling, orchestration, maintenance)

Implement operational controls and standards (e.g., Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 20000-1)

  • Change management
  • Continuity management
  • Information security management
  • Continual service improvement management
  • Incident management
  • Problem management
  • Release management
  • Deployment management
  • Configuration management
  • Service level management
  • Availability management
  • Capacity management

Support digital forensics

  • Forensic data collection methodologies
  • Evidence management
  • Collect, acquire and preserve digital evidence

Manage communication with relevant parties

  • Vendors
  • Customers
  • Partners
  • Regulators
  • Other stakeholders

Manage security operations

  • Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Monitoring of security controls (e.g., firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), honeypots, vulnerability assessments, network security groups)
  • Log capture and analysis (e.g., Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), log management)
  • Incident management

Module 6: Legal & Compliance   

Articulate legal requirements and unique risks within the cloud environment

  • Conflicting international legislation
  • Evaluation of legal risks specific to cloud computing
  • Legal frameworks and guidelines
  • eDiscovery (e.g., International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27050, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Guidance)
  • Forensics requirements

Understand privacy issues

  • Difference between contractual and regulated private data (e.g., Protected Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII))
  • Country-specific legislation related to private data (e.g., Protected Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII))
  • Jurisdictional differences in data privacy
  • Standard privacy requirements (e.g., International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27018, Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Understand audit process, methodologies, and required adaptations for a cloud environment

  • Internal and external audit controls
  • Impact of audit requirements
  • Identify assurance challenges of virtualization and cloud
  • Types of audit reports (e.g., Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE), Security Operations Center (SOC), International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE))
  • Restrictions of audit scope statements (e.g., Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE), International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE))
  • Gap analysis
  • Audit planning
  • Internal Information Security Management System (ISMS)
  • Internal information security controls system
  • Policies (e.g., organizational, functional, cloud computing)
  • Identification and involvement of relevant stakeholders
  • Specialized compliance requirements for highly regulated industries (e.g., North American Electric Reliability Corporation/Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC/CIP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry (PCI))
  • Impact of distributed Information Technology (IT) model (e.g., diverse geographical locations and crossing over legal jurisdictions)

Understand implications of cloud to enterprise risk management

  • Assess providers risk management programs (e.g., controls, methodologies, policies)
  • Difference between data owner/controller vs. data custodian/processor (e.g., risk profile, risk appetite, responsibility)
  • Regulatory transparency requirements (e.g., breach notification, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR))
  • Risk treatment (i.e., avoid, modify, share, retain)
  • Different risk frameworks
  • Metrics for risk management
  • Assessment of risk environment (e.g., service, vendor, infrastructure)

Understand outsourcing and cloud contract design

  • Business requirements (e.g., Service Level Agreement (SLA), Master Service Agreement (MSA), Statement of Work (SOW))
  • Vendor management
  • Contract management (e.g., right to audit, metrics, definitions, termination, litigation, assurance, compliance, access to cloud/data, cyber risk insurance)
  • Supply-chain management (e.g., International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27036)

  • 5 years of working experience in IT
  • CISSP will be highly advantageous. The CCSP is highly assumptive of the fact that you have extensive knowledge of cybersecurity.

Who this course is for:
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Security Administrators
  • Systems Engineers
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineers
  • Security Managers
  • Systems Architect

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