Introduction to cloud security architecture


Take the course for free in Udemy and get an Introduction to cloud security architecture.

The purpose of security architecture work is to protect your data and services in the cloud from potential misuse from hackers and other unauthorized individuals. You have to know what the cloud service provider will do to protect you and what you have to take responsibility for yourself.

You as a cloud consumer must be able to docment, create and govern your security architecture.


This course will teach you what type of focus you need when you start creating a security architecture and what steps you must complete in order to implement and document the security architecture you need for your cloud solutions The course will not go into cloud vendor sepcific details but point to relevant resources for further learning.

Did you know that, according to Gartner, through 2025, 99% of cloud security failures will be the customers fault?
Cloud misconfiguration is considered one of the highest ranking risks for cloud services and has already led to the exposure of billions of data records. This risk can be lowered considerable when having a structured approach to security architecture for the cloud and should the primary objective of completing this course.

Introduction to cloud security architecture, course contents:

  • Security Architecture
  • Cloud Computing
  • Shared responsibility model
  • Methodology and frameworks
  • Strategy, scope and context
  • Risk
  • Compliance
  • Logical security architecture
  • Layered defenses
  • Implementation and best practices

Cloud security is a critical aspect of deploying and using cloud computing services, and it depends on several key factors.

Encrypting sensitive data at rest and in transit to protect it from unauthorized access.

Implementing strict access controls to ensure that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and systems. 

Defining and managing user roles and permissions to control access to sensitive data and systems.

Securing the network that connects cloud systems and users to prevent unauthorized access and protect against network-based attacks. Ensuring that the cloud infrastructure and services comply with relevant industry regulations and standards, such as PCI DSS and HIPAA.

Having plans and processes in place to quickly respond to and recover from security incidents and disasters.

Assessing the security posture of third-party cloud service providers and ensuring that they meet security and compliance requirements. Continuously monitoring and assessing the cloud environment to identify and address potential security risks.

By focusing on these key factors, organizations can ensure that their cloud systems and data are secure and protected against cyber threats.


  1. prajot

    Thankyou very much ,this was real saviour for me .I’d been planning to move in to Cloud security domain from next month.this was really crisp to the point

    Thanks again ,GOD bless you
    Prajot Nair

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