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SANS Cloud Security focuses the deep resources of SANS on the growing threats to The Cloud by providing training, certification, research, and community initiatives to help security professionals build, deploy and manage secure cloud infrastructure, platforms, and applications.

SANS Cloud Security Curriculum provides intensive, immersion training designed to help you and your staff master the practical steps necessary for defending systems and applications in the cloud against the most dangerous threats. The courses are full of important and immediately useful techniques that you can put to work as soon as you return to your office. The curriculum has been developed through a consensus process involving industry leading engineers, architects, administrators, developers, security managers, and information security professionals, and address public cloud, multicloud, and hybrid-cloud scenarios for the enterprise and developing organizations alike.

Featured Cloud Security Courses & Certifications

New  Foundational

SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials

More businesses than ever are moving sensitive data and shifting mission-critical workloads to the cloud. And not just one cloud service provider (CSP) - research shows that most enterprises have strategically decided to deploy a multi-cloud platform, including Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud, and others ...

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New  Core

SEC510: Multicloud Security Assessment & Defense

SEC510: Multicloud Security Assessment and Defense provides cloud security practitioners, analysts, and researchers with an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of the most popular public cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud ...

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SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation

SEC540 provides development, operations, and security professionals with a methodology to build and deliver secure infrastructure and software using DevOps and cloud services. Students will explore how DevOps principles, practices, and tools of DevOps can improve the reliability, integrity ...

Certification: GCSA

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SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture & Operations

As more organizations move data and infrastructure to the cloud, security is becoming a major priority. Operations and development teams are finding new uses for cloud services, and executives are eager to save money and gain new capabilities and operational efficiency by using these ...

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Cloud Security Curriculum

The SANS Cloud Security Curriculum is expanding at break neck speed! Reacquaint yourself with all the current and upcoming options.

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Job Role Progression

SANS Cloud Security Curriculum has myriad courses that map to various job roles.
Whether you're just starting on your career path or have been on it for decades, this map will help you find a great starting point for you.

Sans Cloud Job Role Progression

You'll learn Cloud Security skills with these experts

The exceptionally qualified people who author and teach SANS courses, and contribute to
the GIAC Certification exams aligned with those courses, are the leaders in the field. Meet some of our instructors here:

Frank Kim

Curriculum Lead, Cloud Security

The SANS family of instructors brings and incredible amount of worldwide, real-time practical experience into the classroom and hae both a passion and a gift for helping students master complex subject matter. They are true leaders in the information security space. Each instructor starts with and continues perpetually on a regorous vetting process to ensure their expertise and values align with our mission to strengthen enterprise and global information security.

Learn Why

Eric Johnson

Senior Instructor

Eric is a Co-founder and Principal Security Engineer at Puma Security and a Senior Instructor with the SANS Institute. His experience includes cloud security assessments, cloud infrastructure automation, static source code analysis, web ...

Brandon Evans

Community Instructor

Brandon is a Senior Application Security Engineer at Asurion, where he provides security services for thousands of his coworkers in product development across several global sites responsible for hundreds of web applications. Brandon is lead author for ...

Kyle Dickinson

Certified Instructor Candidate

For the past 5 Kyle has worked at Koch Global Solutions, where he is currently a Cloud Security Architect (though he prefers Cloud Security Warrior). Kyle is a co-author and instructor of SANS SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials and an instructor for ...

Challenge Coins & Stickers

The ultimate recognition to elite cybersecurity professionals. Hundreds of SANS Institute students have stepped up to the challenge and conquered. They've mastered the concepts and skills, beat out their classmates, and proven their prowess. These are the elite, the recipients of the SANS Challenge Coins, an award given to a select portion of the thousands of students that have taken SANS courses.



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Cloud & DevOps Security 2020

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  • Closely aligned, hands-on courses
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Featuring NEW Courses:

  • SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials
  • SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing
  • MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud

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Cheat Sheet

NEW Multicloud Cheat Sheet

Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) are so passé. "Real hackers" use Command-Line Interfaces (CLIs). Why should the cloud be any different? This cheat sheet provides commands, tips, and tricks for the Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform CLIs.

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