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Approx. 17 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Design a simple cloud service and select appropriate security measures to protect it.

  • Associate user roles with appropriate entities deploying or using a cloud service.

  • Assess levels of risk and recent vulnerabilities that apply to cloud services.

  • Learn and apply basic network security techniques in the cloud environment.

Skills you will gain

Network CryptographyNetwork SecurityCloud Computing SecurityCybersecurityCommon Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours per week. ...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 65 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
12 videos
Introducing Internet Service Security4m
Step 1: Isolated Desktop Service8m
Scoring CIA Impacts4m
Attacking the Step 1 System5m
Step 2. Improved Robustness7m
Step 3. Separated Duties7m
User and Group Permissions3m
A Discussion Forum Scenario7m
Elements of an Internet Service Outline4m
Service Outline Example: Discussion Forum4m
Service Outline: Peer Review Assignment1m
4 readings
An overview of Cloud Security Basics10m
Scenario 1-The Costly Schedule1m
Scenario 2-The Discussion Forum1m
Chapters from "Authentication: From Passwords to Public Keys"5m
5 practice exercises
Internet Service Security10m
Step 120m
Step 26m
Step 34m
Steps 1 through 320m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

A Secure Network for a Private Cloud

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min)
7 videos
Network Addressing6m
Network Protocol Layers4m
Networking Devices5m
Security Controls: Packet Filtering7m
Circuit and Content Control7m
Cloud Service Outline for Peer Review2m
3 practice exercises
Network Layers and Addressing10m
Network Structure10m
Traffic Filtering8m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Cryptography for Remote Access and Support

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
15 videos
Secret Sharing with Public-Key Crypto3m
Transport Layer Security4m
Hashing for Authentication4m
Network Authentication4m
TLS Message Integrity4m
Classic SSL/TLS Using the RSA Cipher5m
Authenticating Network Servers4m
Digital Signatures3m
Validating a Public-Key Certificate4m
Who Signs a Public-Key Certificate?4m
Delegation and Certificate Chains4m
Securing the Step 5 Services5m
Describing an Attack using CVSS7m
Assessing a Vulnerability with CVSS9m
1 reading
Assessment of CVE-2019-994510m
5 practice exercises
Public Key Exchange and TLS5m
Crypto Authentication5m
Server Authentication5m
Public Key Certificates10m
Step 5 Services5m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Step 6 and Cloud Security

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Deployment Models and Security3m
Cloud Service Architecture3m
Computer System Virtualization3m
Process Virtualization6m
Network Virtualization5m
Protocol Layers and Cryptography4m
Cloud Architecture and Security Planning7m
1 reading
Notes on Constructing a Basic Cloud Security Plan10m
2 practice exercises
Cloud Architecture10m
Virtualization and Network Crypto15m

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