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Cloud Security is One of the Most Difficult To Find Tech Skills

Posted by Bob Carver on Nov 15, 2016 5:52:17 AM

We talk a lot about the CloudMASTER cloud computing classes that we authored and put on our public schedule. We've done articles pointing out how the classes and certifications map to job needs and career goals, and and we've built infographics detailing what's covered in CloudMASTER training. But we know that's not enough. Where's the evidence? We were waiting to show you. As the year draws to a close technologists, influencers, and industry leaders start to publish survey results and make predictions for the coming year. Some of those articles have now started to come out. The predictions in those articles on which tech jobs and skills are in demand, and which cloud computing issues concern CIOs the most, show the skills that employers will need the most over the next 12 to 18  months. In this article, we'll talk about one of the biggest on the list, security, and show you how CloudMASTER can get you, or your organization ready to meet the biggest cloud computing challenges ahead. 

Cloud Computing Security

cloud security difficult to find tech skillsIt's no surprise that security remains one of the top concerns of CIOs, and IT professionals. Your data is the crown jewel of your business. A breach can leak corporate secrets, customer data, and put in you competitive, legal, or financial risk - and that is a serious over simplification of the issues and risks. 

Sharon Florentine, in an article published in Computerworld put security as the number 1 difficult to find tech skill. She stated that, "Even organizations that balked at cloud technology in the past are finally jumping on board, driven by the efficiency and cost-savings the cloud can provide." She interviewed Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass, a labor market analytics and research firm who said, that,   "Even as organizations become more data-driven and move to the cloud, they're worried about how to secure that data, so cloud security skills are really important"

Maria Korolov, in a CIO article stated that security was one of the top concerns for cloud computing adoption.  Citing a new survey by IDG she states that "46 percent of the survey respondents said that they need to ensure that cloud service providers’ security meets their compliance requirements before moving ahead with deployments." 

Perhaps a CGS blog article from March on what keeps CIOs up at night stated the problem best:

"CIOs and IT leaders are, unfortunately, coming to the realization that they may not be prepared for the worst case security breech amidst the current climate of heightened awareness."

Security Training is Essential

If you're an organization, these are issues that must be addressed. If you're an IT professional, this is an opportunity. Either way, CloudMASTER cloud computing classes and certifications offer a comprehensive, cost effective solution. Security planning, preparation, and implementation are addressed in all three of the CloudMASTER classes. 

CloudMASTER training demonstrates how a layered security approach, securing data in transit at all levels, and securing data at rest at all levels,  provides the best defense against threats both on-premises, in the cloud, and on the wire in between. Everything from database encryption, to virtual machine encryption, to file encryption, to network encryption and more are covered. Not only do students learn the fundamental concepts and best practices implementation recommendations, they are taught to critically think about security at every stage of cloud adoption evolution. When comparing and evaluating cloud solutions and cloud service providers, when provisioning, monitoring, and managing cloud services, and when designing and deploying cloud infrastructure, apps, and solutions.  

While none of the CloudMASTER classes are specifically focused on cloud security, security is ever-present in course lessons and topics. It is so, because with security you have to be thinking about all the time when you're thinking about the cloud. But, to put a number on it, of the 13 days of training spread across the three CloudMASTER classes, Technologies, Operations, and Architecture, nearly two full days are dedicated to security planning, best practice implementation, and hands-on with with platforms and tools.

CloudMASTER is vendor neutral cloud computing training and that gives IT professionals and organizations a serious advantage. The training isn't specific to any one platform, service or technology, and teaches students to compare and evaluate cloud solutions with a discerning eye based on project requirements. In fact, CloudMASTER goes further than planning and implementing security, and addresses continued monitoring and even addresses the critical role non-platform tools play in performing vulnerability testing and penetration testing.

Conclusion

CloudMASTER cloud computing classes and certifications provide comprehensive vendor neutral cloud computing training. See this list of security concepts, best practices, and key considerations are addressed throughout the curriculum. This focus on security means organizations can get training the provides peace of mind when moving to, or securing cloud infrastructure and services. For IT professionals it provides difficult to find tech skills that organizations need, right now. That translates to better career opportunities, pay, and mobility. Checkout CloudMASTER training today for yourself, and your organization. 

- Bob

 

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