SANS Security Principles – CCSP Series – Chapter # 1



This comprehensive presentation delves into the essentials of information security as it converges with the evolving cloud infrastructure landscape. It provides a detailed examination of the SANS Security Principles, cloud security architecture, Cloud Security Alliance enterprise architecture, and the integration of security within DevOps. Moreover, it covers the evaluation of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), international and industry compliance standards, and the underpinnings of cloud computing technology, concluding with the impacts of related advancements like AI, IoT, and Blockchain on cloud security.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding SANS Security Principles and their application to cloud infrastructure.
  • Comprehending the fundamentals of Cloud Security Architecture, including the Well-Architected Framework.
  • Grasping the framework and domains outlined by the Cloud Security Alliance for Enterprise Architecture.
  • Recognizing the significance of integrating security within DevOps through DevSecOps and SecDevOps models.
  • Evaluating CSPs using objective criteria and understanding voluntary and mandatory compliance standards.
  • Familiarizing with international and industry standards, such as ISO 27001, ISO 27017, PCI DSS, and government-specific standards.
  • Exploring security compliance and assurance programs like CSA STAR, Common Criteria, and FIPS 140-2.
  • Differentiating cloud computing basic concepts, characteristics, and building block technologies.
  • Distinguishing between various cloud service categories, deployment models, and the impact of related technologies on cloud security.


This presentation synthesizes key cloud concepts and design choices relevant for today’s information security landscape. It underscores the significance of security integration throughout cloud service models while addressing compliance, standards, and the strategic application of emerging technologies.

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