Cloud Security Architecture - An introduction

Basics of cloud security architecture and how you can create a security architecture for your own cloud solutions.
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (291 ratings)
7,466 students
52min of on-demand video

You will know the basics of cloud computing and cloud security
You will know how to design security architecture using a structured approach
You will know how security architecture is implemented in the cloud


  • Cloud fundamentals
  • Basic IT Security
  • Understanding of IT architecture


This course gives an introduction to security architecture for the cloud. You as a cloud consumer must be able to docment, create and govern your security architecture. The purpose of security architecture work is to protect your data and services in the cloud from potential misuse from hackers and other unauthorized individuals. You have to know what the cloud service provider will do to protect you and what you have to take responsibility for yourself.

This course will teach you what type of focus you need when you start creating a security architecture and what steps you must complete in order to implement and document the security architecture you need for your cloud solutions The course will not go into cloud vendor sepcific details but point to relevant resources for further learning.

Did you know that, according to Gartner, through 2025, 99% of cloud security failures will be the customers fault?
Cloud misconfiguration is considered one of the highest ranking risks for cloud services and has already led to the exposure of billions of data records. This risk can be lowered considerable when having a structured approach to security architecture for the cloud and should the primary objective of completing this course.

Course contents:

  • Security Architecture

  • Cloud Computing

  • Shared responsibility model

  • Methodology and frameworks

  • Strategy, scope and context

  • Risk

  • Compliance

  • Logical security architecture

  • Layered defenses

  • Implementation and best practices

Who this course is for:

  • Students in IT Security
  • Professionals working with cloud architecture and security
  • Security architects


Cloud Security Architect
Aksel Bruun
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 338 Reviews
  • 7,605 Students
  • 3 Courses

Im Aksel Bruun, a security architect in the Norwegian health sector. In my work, implementing security architecture in the cloud for Norwegian health trusts, i have gained experience in how to create security archcitecture using a holistic approach. As a security architect i have documented, communicated and implemented security archutecture in the cloud. I have also taught my colleagues and business partners about these topics on a national level.

I currently hold the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) and SABSA Chartered Security Architect – Foundation Certificate (SCF).

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