• 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.

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