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Find Your Footing in Cloud Security with CCSK

Posted on June 26, 2017 in Articles | by

The cloud is here to stay. Organizations of all sizes and industries are turning to cloud services as a flexible, agile alternative to building expensive data centers, maintaining silos of technical expertise, and overprovisioning capacity to meet future demand.

Gartner recently estimated that the cloud computing industry will grow at an 18 percent rate in 2017, reaching a total market size of $246 billion dollars. There’s no sign that the adoption of cloud services is slowing down, and a quick search of technical job descriptions shows that technologists with experience on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Salesforce, Workday, and other similar services are in high demand.

At the same time, however, that organizations are turning to the cloud to achieve cost savings, improve their agility and drive flexibility in computing, they also remain concerned about the security of data stored and processed in the cloud. Turning over responsibility for handling data at any layer of the cloud computing stack raises the eyebrows of security professionals and calls for a different kind of expertise than securing traditional environments.

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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