• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course features National Defense University Professor Robert Richardson who discusses important security and oversight requirements for commercial cloud solutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of the cloud physically, logically, and architecturally.
  • Discuss cloud deployment models and characteristics.
  • Overview of cloud infrastructure characteristics.
  • Cloud Supply Chain Risk Management and considerations of commercial cloud as third-party cloud services; senior leaders should "beware of the gaps and seams."
  • Cloud software components - microservices & APIs.
  • The driving forces and key technology enablers of commercial cloud services in the Federal Government.
  • Must-have security requirements and policies for cloud solutions.
  • The top ten cybersecurity cloud risks such as: loss of service, data breaches, human error. As well as non-cybersecurity risks such as: outsourcing risks, personnel security, and supply chain risk management.
  • Where Federal Government adoption of commercial cloud is now and predictions for the future.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Risk Management