Cloud computing offers organisations a multitude of potential benefits including cost savings, backup of valuable data, global access and improved business outcomes. However, there are a variety of information security risks that need to be carefully considered. In this unit, students will learn a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls deployed to protect data, applications, and the associated infrastructure of cloud computing. Students need to identify the majority of security issues that an organization may have when it moves its applications and data to cloud environment. Students will be introduced to data residency, data privacy and Industry & Regulation Compliance. Students will deal with both basic and advanced technologies related to cloud security, such as identity and access management, virtual private cloud, operational auditing and risk auditing of cloud accounts, and cloud firewall.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):