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DifficultyAdvanced
Duration12m
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Description

Course Description

We have all seen in the media numerous occurrences whereby large international organizations have had their data exposed and leaked that had been stored on S3.  Any sensitive data stored in the cloud MUST be encrypted, and when storing your data on S3 there are multiple different options that you can choose from to enable you to protect your data with encryption.  To help you understand these mechanisms, this course will guide you through the process of how each of them works, not just from an encryption perspective but also at a decryption level.  This will allow you to make the right choice when it comes to selecting the most appropriate method of encryption to align with your own internal security strategy.

Applying encryption is a simple task and it can protect you and your customers from data exposure should a malicious user gain access to your S3 buckets.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course series you will be able to explain the encryption and decryption process for:

  • Server-Side Encryption with S3 Managed Keys (SSE-S3)
  • Server-Side Encryption with KMS Managed Keys (SSE-KMS)
  • Server-Side Encryption with Customer Provided Keys (SSE-C)
  • Client-Side Encryption with KMS Managed Keys (CSE-KMS)
  • Client-Side Encryption with Customer Provided Keys (CSE-C)

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who have a responsibility of storing, managing and protecting data that is stored on Amazon S3.  

Prerequisites

This is an advanced level course and so it is essential that you have an understanding of S3 and that you have the knowledge to enable you to upload and retrieve data along with how to select different encryption options.

In addition to this, you must also be familiar with the KMS service and understand both CMKs and Data encryption keys.  

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to more recently cloud architecture and implementation.

He is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP), with his latest achievements gained within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) field.

He currently holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification as well as accreditations as an AWS Business and Technology Professional and in TCO and Cloud Economics.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded 'Expert of the Year Award 2015' from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.