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Course Description

Our "Cloud Cyber Security" course is a specialized program providing in-depth cloud security training designed specifically for cybersecurity professionals. This comprehensive cloud security course disentangles the intricacies of cloud computing, with a focus on understanding the risks associated with its use and devising strategies to mitigate them.

In today's digital era, harnessing the power of cloud-based services is no longer an option, it's a necessity. But the convenience provided by the cloud also introduces a range of unique cybersecurity threats. Whether you are facing challenges with data breaches, account hijacking, insecure APIs, or Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, our Cloud Security course delivers the strategies and tools needed to address them effectively.

Throughout this course, we will explore the cloud's unique cyber security landscape and provide you with real-world solutions. Your cloud security training will begin with the foundational concepts of cloud computing, then move onto the different types of cloud deployments, and finally, delve into the essential aspects of cloud cyber security.

You'll be equipped with hands-on skills through cloud cyber security training that includes engaging lab exercises, simulating real-world threats to cloud infrastructures. This direct, practical experience allows you to apply learned security techniques immediately, ensuring the integrity of your organization's cloud-based resources.

This course is designed not just to equip you with knowledge, but also to transform you into a strategic asset for your company. By mastering cloud cyber security, you will be better prepared to identify vulnerabilities, respond to threats, and secure your organization's digital infrastructure.

Who Should Take This Cloud Cyber Security Course?

Our cloud security training is tailored for a broad spectrum of professionals who are concerned with the safety of their organization's data and operations in the digital sphere. Here are the groups who will benefit significantly from this cloud security course:

  • IT Professionals: If you are an IT manager, network administrator, or a systems analyst keen on upgrading your skillset to include cloud cyber security, this course is for you. You will gain the expertise to guide your organization's transition to the cloud while mitigating security risks.

  • Cybersecurity Experts: From penetration testers to incident responders, if you are a cybersecurity professional looking to enhance your portfolio with cloud-specific security knowledge, this course will be a valuable addition. Our cloud cyber security training offers advanced understanding and the latest techniques to secure cloud infrastructure.

  • Compliance Officers: As regulators tighten data protection and privacy requirements, compliance officers need to understand how to navigate the cloud's unique regulatory landscape. This cloud security course will equip you with the necessary knowledge to ensure your organization's cloud operations stay within the confines of legal and regulatory compliance.

  • C-Suite Executives: CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, and other decision-makers who want to understand the impact of cloud computing on an organization's security profile will benefit from this course. Gaining insights into cloud cyber security will help you make informed decisions about your company's strategic digital direction.

  • Cloud Solution Architects and Developers: If you're involved in the design, development, and implementation of cloud solutions, our cloud cyber security training will provide you with the understanding and skills to integrate security into every stage of your projects.

Example Course Schedule: Cloud Security

Day 1 - Introduction and Foundation

  • Understanding the Cloud: Key Concepts and Characteristics

  • Cloud Service Models: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

  • Cloud Deployment Models: Public, Private, Hybrid, and Community

  • Cloud Security Overview: Threats, Risks, and Challenges

Day 2 - Cloud Infrastructure Security

  • Infrastructure Security in the Cloud: Components and Considerations

  • Securing Cloud Networks: Strategies and Best Practices

  • Securing Storage in the Cloud: Data Protection and Encryption

  • Virtualization Security: Hypervisors, VMs, and Containers

Day 3 - Security Operations in the Cloud

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM): Principles and Best Practices

  • Security Incident Response in the Cloud: Detection, Analysis, and Recovery

  • Logging and Monitoring in Cloud Environments: Tools and Techniques

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning in the Cloud

  • Case Study Analysis: Navigating High-Profile Cloud Security Breaches

  • Managing Shared Security Responsibilities in the Cloud: Vendor and User Responsibilities

Day 4 - Practical Aspects of Cloud Cyber Security

  • Implementing Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) in the Cloud: Strategies and Challenges

  • Mitigating DDoS Attacks in the Cloud: Tools, Techniques, and Real-world Examples

  • Managing Cryptographic Keys in the Cloud: Industry Best Practices and Case Studies

  • Incident Response and Forensics: Real-World Cloud Security Incidents

  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in the Cloud: Techniques and Use Cases

  • Insider Threats in Cloud Computing: Identifying, Monitoring, and Mitigating

Day 5 - Advanced Topics and Hands-on Labs

  • Advanced Cloud Security Threats: Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), Cryptojacking, and more

  • Emerging Cloud Security Solutions: AI and Machine Learning in Cloud Security

  • Hands-on Labs: Simulating Real-World Cloud Cybersecurity Scenarios

  • Course Recap, Assessment, and Certificate Distribution

Note: This is a sample schedule and topics may be adjusted based on recent cloud security advancements or participant needs. Please refer to the course syllabus for the most accurate schedule.

In a world where digital advancement often outpaces security evolution, equip yourself with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to secure your organization's cloud operations. Enroll in our cloud cyber security course today, and let's build a safer digital future together.

About Boston Cybernetics Institute

Boston Cybernetics Institute, PBC was created by former MIT Lincoln Lab cybersecurity researchers to give meaningful niche cyber instruction to a new generation of cybersecurity professionals.


We avoid the normal style of teaching with PowerPoint and lectures, opting to provide instead real-life engaging instruction that takes place in a customized environment. We have given our style of instruction to multiple DoD agencies, US commercial companies, and international companies.


Instructors at Boston Cybernetics Institute

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Jeremy Blackthorne

President of the Boston Cybernetics Institute

Jeremy Blackthorne is a Lead Instructor at the Boston Cybernetics Institute (BCI). Before BCI, he was a researcher in the Cyber System Assessments group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Blackthorne is the co-creator and instructor for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) courses: Modern Binary Exploitation, Spring 2015 and Malware Analysis, Spring 2013. ​Jeremy has published research at various academic and industry conferences. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is an alumnus of RPISEC. He holds a BS and MS in computer science. ​ Blackthorne was an active member of the Student Security Club and CTF team, RPISEC, from 2012 to 2015, where he taught seminars on Reverse-Engineering, Exploitation, and various other Cybersecurity topics.


Clark Wood

security researcher and instructor

Clark Wood is a security researcher and instructor at the Boston Cybernetics Institute (BCI), focusing on Reverse Engineering, Exploitation, and CI/CD. He recently built a Reverse-Engineering and Exploitation platform for a DoD customer and is the Lead Engineer for BCI’s Government Services. Clark was formerly on the technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he was a member of the Cyber System Assessments Group. ​Clark holds a BA in Economics from the University of Florida, a BS and MS in Computer Science from Florida State University, and a Master’s in Technology and Policy from MIT. ​


Rodolfo Cuevas

security researcher and instructor

Rodolfo Cuevas is a security researcher and instructor at BCI, where he focuses on understanding how design constraints can be used to limit the impact of an attacker on a system. His research combines the adversarial mindset with approaches influenced by Systems and Control Theory. ​ Rodolfo was a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and began his career as a RADAR and Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) analyst. Later, Rodolfo transitioned to evaluating and Red-Teaming tactical and commercial cyber systems in support of DoD and other government programs. ​ Rodolfo holds a BS, M.Eng., and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.


Reed Porada

security researcher and instructor

Reed Porada is a security researcher and instructor at BCI, focused on getting to the "so what" of both defensive and offensive cyber measures. Reed also leads BCI training in Cyber Systems Analysis, focusing on developing systems-thinking skills of developers up to managers. ​Reed was a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for ten years, where he was responsible for Test and Evaluation, Test Automation Research, Red-Teaming of Cyber Systems, and Blue System Architectures. Reed was a computer scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory focused on wireless communication systems. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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