Cloud Information Security


This module explores the security issues relating to cloud data security as well as best practices, tools and approaches to ensure that the cloud infrastructure and data is protected. The module will explore cloud computing architectures and evaluate the security benefits of cloud computing. The module will investigate risk-based authentication strategies for cloud applications and explore ways to devise strategies for testing disaster recovery and business continuity processes and activities within cloud based environments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain the elements involved in the provision of data security in a cloud environment.

  2. Explore security fundamentals and evaluate cloud architectures to protect data in a cloud environment.

  3. Evaluate tools and protocols for identity management and access control in a cloud environment. 

  4. Assess and identify the challenges associated with protecting data in a cloud environment.

  5. Analyse and identify security risks for cloud based Information Systems.

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