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The Top 10 Most In Demand Cloud Security Skills

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Let’s start this post with some context.

Earlier this year, Frost & Sullivan estimated that in order to meet current demand for cyber security professionals, the global workforce need to generate an additional 1.5 million cyber security professionals within the next five years.

But as we know, time waits for no hacker man!

One of the ways companies are solving this issue is by increasing the use of security delivered as a cloud service. Nothing new here, right.

However, as cloud adoption relieves in-house security professionals of certain security operations that are entrusted to the cloud providers, lingering concerns about security in cloud environments contribute to the need for in-house security professionals to invest in cloud security training, and be active in managing security and compliance in cloud environments.

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There is a rising need for security professionals to be proficient in cloud security, both in validating the security mechanisms employed by the cloud provider and the supplemental security mechanisms that should be enacted by the cloud tenant.

And closing this divide between increasing cloud adoption with high levels of security concerns will require specialized skills in cloud security.

So here are the:

Top 10 Most In Demand Cloud Security Skills (according to 14,000 respondents):

1. Application of security controls to cloud environments – 66%
2. Knowledge of risks, vulnerabilities and threats – 65%
3. An enhanced understanding of security guidelines – 62%
4. Risk management – 59%
5. Enhanced knowledge of multi-tenancy architecture – 56%
6. Knowledge of compliance issues – 53%
7. Data/information centric approaches to security – 49%
8. Audit – 48%
9. Service level agreement skills – 48%
10. Security engineering – 48%

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials specialty certification demonstrates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud. The CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam covers:

Characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective
Business value of cloud computing
Technical perspective/cloud types
Steps to successful adoption
Impact and changes on IT service management
Risks and consequences

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