Hands-On Workshop: Multi Cloud Data Security

Securing data in the cloud is so much more than blocking public buckets. Even private data can be exfiltrated, unencrypted, and inappropriately stored. Misconfigurations and mitigations are often highly cloud-specific. In this workshop hosted by Brandon Evans, SANS Certified Instructor and the Lead Author of SEC510: Public Cloud Security: AWS, Azure, and GCP, you will identify and address these concerns using cloud native services in the Big 3 cloud providers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the many ways that cloud data can be exfiltrated without the use of public storage buckets
  • Examine the various data classification services that are available in the Big 3 CSPs
  • Identify and remediate instances of Publicly Identifiable Information (PII) being inappropriately handled in a real lab environment


A basic understanding of TCP/IP, network security, information security principles are helpful but not required for this course. Familiarity with the Linux command-line or common cloud technology concepts is a bonus.

System Requirements:

CRITICAL NOTE: Apple systems using the M1/M2 processor line cannot perform the necessary virtualization functionality and therefore cannot be used for this course. Mandatory Host Hardware Requirements

  • CPU: 64-bit 2.5+ GHz multi-core processor or higher
  • BIOS/UEFI: VT-x, AMD-V, or the equivalent must be enabled in the BIOS/UEFI
  • Hard Disk: Solid-State Drive (SSD) is MANDATORY with 50GB of free disk space minimum
  • Memory: 16GB of RAM or higher is mandatory for this class (IMPORTANT! - 16GB of RAM is MANDATORY)
  • Wireless Ethernet 802.11 B/G/N/AC
  • Local Administrator Access within your host operating system

Mandatory Host Operating System Requirements

You must use a 64-bit laptop with one of the following operating systems that have been verified to be compatible with course VMware image:

  • Latest version of Windows 10, macOS 10.15.x or later, or Linux that also can install and run VMware virtualization products described below.

Mandatory Software Requirements

Prior to class, ensure that the following software is installed on the host operating system:

  • VMware Workstation Pro 15.5.X+, VMware Player 15.5.X+, or Fusion 11.5+
  • Zip File Utility (7Zip or the built-in operating system zip utility)