CloudSec Academy

Welcome to CloudSec Academy, your guide to navigating the alphabet soup of cloud security acronyms and industry jargon. Cut through the noise with clear, concise, and expertly crafted content covering fundamentals to best practices.

Vulnerability Management Best Practices

11 essential best practices every organization should start with

Will AI Replace Cybersecurity?

The short answer is no, AI is not expected to replace cybersecurity or take cybersecurity jobs.

Cloud Compliance: A Fast-Track Guide

Cloud compliance is the series of procedures, controls, and organizational measures you need to have in place to ensure your cloud-based assets meet the requirements of the data protection regulations, standards, and frameworks that are relevant to your organization.

AWS Security Best Practices

10 essential AWS security best practices every organization should start with

Cloud Security Best Practices

8 essential cloud security best practices that every organization should start with

Principle of Least Privilege (POLP)

The principle of least privilege (PoLP) is a cybersecurity concept in which users, processes, and devices are granted the minimum access and permissions necessary to perform their tasks

Container Runtime Security

Container runtime security is the combination of measures and technology implemented to protect containerized applications at the runtime stage.

7 Cloud Security Challenges

As companies transition to the cloud, they are sure to be confronted with these seven security challenges.

What is cloud security?

Cloud security is the practice of protecting data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud. It encompasses a wide range of security controls, including access control, data encryption, network security, and incident response.

Vulnerability Scanning Explained

Vulnerability scanning is the process of detecting and evaluating security flaws in IT systems, networks, and software.

8 All-Too-Common Cloud Vulnerabilities

We outline the most common cloud vulnerabilities with real-life examples of attacks that exploited these vulnerabilities, and simple steps you can take to mitigate them.

Cloud Security Strategy

A cloud security strategy is the combination of the measures, tools, policies, and procedures used to secure cloud data, applications, and infrastructure.

Cloud Data Security

Cloud data security refers to best practices, procedures, and interconnected cloud technologies that are designed to secure cloud environments and the data stored in them.

Top Native AWS Security Tools

11 native tools for IAM, data protection, network and application protection, compliance management, and threat detection

Kubernetes Security Best Practices

9 essential best practices to securing your Kubernetes workloads

Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM)

Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM) is the practice of monitoring, assessing, and ensuring the security and compliance of Kubernetes environments.

What is API security?

API security encompasses the strategies, procedures, and solutions employed to defend APIs against threats, vulnerabilities, and unauthorized intrusion.

What is Vulnerability Management?

Vulnerability management involves continuously identifying, managing, and remediating vulnerabilities in IT environments, and is an integral part of any security program.

Google Cloud Security Best Practices

10 essential best practices to securing your Google Cloud environments

What is Cloud Detection and Response (CDR)?

Cloud detection and response is the process of identifying and mitigating security threats or incidents in cloud environments through monitoring, analysis, and automated or manual actions.

Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) Explained

Cloud security posture management (CSPM) is a security solution that secures multi-cloud environments with enhanced visibility, risk and misconfiguration identification, posture assessment, and compliance protocols.

Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) Explained

Cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) is a security solution that helps analyze and manage cloud entitlements across IT environments.

Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) Explained

Data security posture management (DSPM) is a comprehensive framework used to preserve the integrity of an organization’s data. Read on to understand its components, use cases, and the critical services an effective DSPM solution must offer.

What is a Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)?

A Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) is a security solution that unifies all cloud security capabilities to protect cloud environments.

Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) Explained

A Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) is a cybersecurity solution that protects any type of cloud workload no matter where it runs or the type of infrastructure.

Lateral Movement Explained

Lateral movement is a cyberattack technique used by threat actors to navigate a network or environment in search of more valuable information after gaining initial access.

CWPP vs CSPM vs CNAPP vs CIEM: What's the Difference?

Learn where CSPM, CWPPs, CNAPPs, and CIEM overlap, where they differ, and which is right for your organization.

Best Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Tools [By Use Case]

The best Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, curated by use case and categorized into CSP-specific and CSP-neutral providers.

Container Security Best Practices

8 no-brainer container security best practices + the key components of container architecture to secure

What is Container Security?

Container security is the process of securing the container pipeline, the content running inside the containers, and the infrastructure on which the containers run.

Shadow IT Explained

Shadow IT is an employee’s unauthorized use of IT services, applications, and resources that aren’t controlled by—or visible to—an organization’s IT department.

Multi Cloud Security Explained

Multi Cloud Security is the combination of strategies, controls, and technologies designed to address the complex challenges of a multi cloud environment.

Understanding the Shared Responsibility Model

The shared responsibility model is a framework establishing cloud security responsibilities between cloud service providers (AWS, GCP, Azure) and customers.

What Are the Most Common Misconfigurations on the Cloud?

The rationale for adoption of cloud technology has evolved over time. Initially, companies were attracted to the cloud's cost-effective and plentiful compute and storage resources.

The Definitive Guide to CI/CD Pipelines and Tools

Continuous integration and continuous deployment, or CI/CD, is a software development methodology that sees frequent code changes released to production. Often considered a single term, CI and CD are separate concepts. Continuous integration tooling automates the build and test process, committing code to a single branch and ensuring the reliability of the code. Continuous deployment calls for the automation of code delivery via regular processes to frequently update the codebase.

Managing Supply Chain Risks in CI/CD Pipelines

Software dependency security risks are an important consideration for modern applications and services, many of which use open-source components. Any software product using open-source components is reliant on third-parties to build software free of weaknesses or malware. The open-source community relies on its own trust model, with its users building external libraries into their source code and being responsible for their integrity and security.

S3 bucket security risks and best practices

AWS S3 makes it easy to upload virtually unlimited volumes of data to the cloud, and store it at little cost. Although there is nothing inherently insecure about S3, access control misconfigurations and a lack of understanding about how S3 security works can turn S3 buckets into a vector for attack and data exfiltration. If you use S3 to store data, it’s critical to know the risks that come with it and how to mitigate them.