Many organizations migrate to the cloud because of increased efficiency, data space, scalability, speed and other benefits. But cloud computing comes with its own security threats. To address these challenges, companies should create a hybrid cloud environment, confirm that their cloud security solution offers 24/7 monitoring and multi-layered defenses as well as implement security measures like encryption, data backups and identity access management (IAM).
Organizations can take their cloud security strategy one step further by hiring IT professionals with the proper certifications. These accreditations ensure your new employees are qualified to properly configure your cloud servers and secure your data. Coupled with the proper amount of experience, certified employees can serve as a crucial resource towards helping your company defend against a data breach.
Of course, there are plenty of cloud security certifications available on the market today. Which ones should your organization look for in its expanding workforce?
To answer that question, we have compiled the top five cloud security certifications below. These programs are listed alphabetically and are not ranked. All the certifications included in this article are vendor-neutral.
Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
Provider: Cloud Security Alliance
Cost: 345 USD
Description: The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certifies that the recipient possesses and can demonstrate their technical knowledge in developing a holistic cloud security program. To help applicants prepare for the exam, which covers the CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3 and the ENISA report Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks and Recommendations for Information Security (PDF), Cloud Security Alliance offers two preparation courses. Its “foundations” course reviews cloud security fundamentals and prepares students for the certification exam, whereas its “plus” course uses hands-on activities and expanded materials to hone participants’ knowledge in applying key cloud security issues.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by David Bisson. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/cloud/top-vendor-neutral-cloud-security-certifications/