Migration to the cloud and cyber skills shortages • The Register

Sponsored article Moving workloads and applications to the cloud is on every forward-thinking CIO’s wish list. It’s also their worst nightmare. If they succeed, they have helped transform and modernize their organization’s operations and everyone is happy. If they’re wrong, that’s another story, even worse if a very costly data breach is involved.

The cloud first appeared on the IT agenda more than a decade ago, but fears about regulatory compliance, governance and cybersecurity persist. CIOs continue to fear that moving highly sensitive business information to private or public cloud platforms could expose their organization to increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. If things go wrong, they put the whole organization on the chopping block. No pressure then.

So if protecting cloud-based infrastructure, applications, and data is a matter of existential survival, the first thing you need is people who know what they’re talking about. Which is a problem, because professionals with cloud security skills have never been harder to find.

Help is at hand in the form of SANS Institute. The in-depth training resources provided can help organizations quickly develop the talent they need internally. SANS training and GIAC certification, along with research and community initiatives, are designed to train a new generation of skilled personnel whose job it is to protect these valuable cloud-hosted applications and datasets.

As with other SANS courses, the emphasis is on practicality and ensuring that newly trained staff can put their new knowledge into practice on their first day back in the office. Sessions provide an intensive and immersive experience involving the industry’s top engineers, architects, administrators, developers, and information security professionals.

There are courses for DevOps professionals, as well as cloud security analysts, engineers, architects, and managers. Core and foundation courses will give you the foundation you need to establish your career. Core courses will take you to the next level in a variety of disciplines, with further modules for particular specialties, as well as those at management level.

No matter what stage you are at in your cybersecurity career – a relative novice or a seasoned professional – the SANS Cloud Security Flight Plan is designed to help your career progression take off and fly high.

For more information on how SANS cloud security training can fit your role, click here.

Sponsored by SANS.

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