CCSK – Foundation

The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Foundation v4 class provides students a comprehensive one-day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certificate exam. Starting with a detailed description of cloud computing, the course covers all major domains in the Guidance document from the Cloud Security Alliance, the Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) from the Cloud Security Alliance, and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

This training is a lecture-only, one-day course. The cost of the course includes a test token to complete the CCSK certification online.

Trainer: James Arlen
Max participants: 30
Cost: $599 (Full Conference Attendee)
/ $699 (Expo Attendee)

This class is geared towards security professionals, but is also useful for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of cloud security. We recommend attendees have at least a basic understanding of security fundamentals, such as firewalls, secure development, encryption, and identity management.

CCSK Specific Requirements
Although this is a hands-off training course and there are no technical requirements, attendees are encouraged to bring a tablet or laptop capable of reading PDF documents, to better follow along with the course materials.

Monday Oct 1, 2018

Start 10:00
Lunch 12:15 – 13:00 (Lunch is provided)
Break 14:35 – 14:45
End 17:00

Meet the Trainer

James Arlen

James Arlen is a member of Heroku’s security team assisting customers in understanding how Heroku enables security programs and reduces the impact of compliance and security operations allowing them to move fast and focus on their apps. Over the past twenty plus years, James has been delivering information security solutions to Fortune 500, TSE 100, and major public-sector organizations. In both consultant and staff member roles, James led business and technical teams of professionals in short-term projects as well as multi-year organizational change initiatives. James held key contributor roles as CISO of a publicly traded financial institution and Information Security Coordinator at a large-scale power utility. James has been involved in information security policy, process, procedure, and architecture improvements for internationally known manufacturing and financial organizations.

James is best described as: “Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker, and parent.” His areas of interest include organizational change, social engineering, blinky lights and shiny things. In addition to his work at Heroku, James is a Contributing Analyst at the research firm Securosis, a part-time Professor at Mohawk College, blogger/podcaster with Liquidmatrix Security Digest, a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is a prolific contributor to media and standards including a lead author contribution to the Cloud Security Alliance Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Cloud Computing V4. James holds the CISSP, CISA, and CRISC security certifications.