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Title: How to become cloud security expert?

How to become cloud security expert?
Want to build a career in cloud security? Read
out this article and learn how you can start your
cloud security career.
Information security has become one of the
prominent concerns in the modern century. The
adoption of cloud computing is increasing
exponentially, and so is the dependence of
businesses on technology. Therefore, you can
witness a sudden rise in cloud security career
opportunities in recent times. Cloud security is
not so different than the security of on-premises
infrastructure, albeit with subtle
differences. For example, cloud security does
not involve the necessity for hardware or any
maintenance facility. Cloud security solutions
are available as IaaS and PaaS solutions thereby
taking away the need for physical storage
devices. The safeguards in cloud security can
help in preventing data thefts, unwanted deletion
of data or data leakage incidents. The following
discussion aims to provide you with basic
information on the ideal pointers to become a
cloud security expert.
Why Should I Pursue a Career in Cloud
Security? The foremost factor in any discussions
on cloud security career refers to reasons for
pursuing your career in this field. One of the
first and striking reasons to pursue a career in
cloud security is the rising number of threats.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks,
data breaches, insecure APIs, malware injection
and data loss are climbing up in
numbers. Therefore, the demand for reliable
cloud security professionals is increasing
considerably in recent times. Is the demand for
cloud security professionals a good reason
enough? Yes, there are a lot of threats to cloud
security out there, and you can resolve them by
improving your skills. However, you have to check
your profile and background before thinking of
entering a career in cloud security.
  • Existing Profile and Background
  • Before you start on a cloud security career path,
    you should take note of the existing role you
    have in the world of computing. If you want to
    become a cloud security expert, then you must
    start your career with familiarity in IT roles.
    Some of the notable roles in this purview include
    Enterprise Architect, Security Engineer, System
    Architect or Engineer, Security Administrator,
    Security Manager, Security Analyst, Security
    Consultant and Network Engineer or Network
  • Apart from working in these IT roles, you should
    also have the necessary soft skills for your
    cloud security career. Here is an outline of the
    important soft skills for cloud security
  • Passion for cloud computing and security.
  • Faster cognitive capabilities.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Mindset for early adoption.
  • Dedication to challenge self-knowledge and skills
    on a regular basis.
Skills Needed to Become Cloud Security
Professionals After an evaluation of your
existing profile and soft skills, you can find
the shortcomings you have to address for a
promising cloud security career. The next
important aspect that you have to focus on for a
career in cloud security refers to skills for
distinct layers of cloud security. As a cloud
security professional, you need to address the
strategic, operational and tactical aspects of
cloud security. Therefore, you should identify
the essential cloud security skills that can
establish your career according to your desired
outcomes. Let us outline the various skills that
you would need for each layer of cloud security.
  • Strategic Skills
  • The important strategic skills that you would
    need in this area for your cloud security
    career are,
  • Definition of cloud security policies and cloud
    security strategy.
  • Cloud security governance.
  • Definition of cloud security guidelines.
  • Cloud security assessment.
  • Cloud security risk management.
  • Defining IT procurement security
  • Cloud service integration.
  • Operational Skills
  • The significant operational skills for an
    operational layer of cloud security are as
  • Contingency planning.
  • Personnel security.
  • Incident management.
  • Vulnerability and patch management.
  • System integrity.
  • Configuration and change management.
  • Environment protection.
  • Maintenance of information integrity.
Tactical Skills The tactical aspect of cloud
security primarily involves selection and
deployment of technology for cloud security. You
would need skills in the following areas for your
cloud security career. Identity and access
management. Asset management. Physical security
protection. Data protection. Infrastructure and
network protection. Business continuity and
disaster recovery. Logging and monitoring. Encrypt
ion key management.

Now, you know all the basic requirements to start
off on a cloud security career path. You can
clearly identify the relevance of your existing
IT role and skillset for a career in cloud
computing. Then, you can opt for certifications
in cloud security or gain experience from
hands-on participation in cloud-based projects.
You could also complete a comprehensive cloud
security training program for a good start to
your career in cloud security.

Are You Ready to Begin Your Cloud Security
Career? As evident from the above information,
you should opt for reliable cloud security
certifications to become certified cloud security
professional. In addition to the skills mentioned
above, you should also learn and familiarize with
the prominent cloud security standards,
guidelines, best practices and frameworks. Many
cloud service providers also provide official
documentation and learning resources regarding
cloud security. You should also consider
attending cloud security webinars to gain access
to industry insights. Most important of all, you
have to ensure comprehensive hand-on training
with cloud security tools and technologies. You
can opt for paid instructor-led training courses
for strengthening your command over cloud
security. So, dont wait anymore and take the
decision to start your cloud security career
right now!
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