About this course

Tech type Performance
Course code QASEMCLOUD
Duration 3 Hours
How to book

Due to the popularity of our free seminars, we can only accept a maximum of 2 delegates from an organisation. To book online please see below or contact your account manager direct. You can also call us on 03450 757 999 or email us at marketing@qa.com

The growth of Cloud Computing has been rapid over the last few years and it’s only going to become more popular, making it a critical time to get up-to-speed with everything that comes along with making the transition. Often people ask, “What will cloud do for my company? How secure is it? What do I need to do from a security standpoint?”

In this seminar, QA’s experts will answer all your questions and provide reassurance about migrating your current IT model to a cloud computing solution. Gain a better understanding of what cloud computing means, the benefits and popular solution providers from our Principal Technologist, Daniel Ives. Followed by a unique session around risks, fundamental security processes, and security governance concepts and metrics in the cloud delivered by QA’s Cyber Security Technical Consultant Nathan Mitchell.

Target audience

IT Managers, IT Directors, CTO’S, and decision makers, considering moving to the cloud or those who recently started using a cloud solution.


Date: Monday 22nd May 2017

Duration: 9am – 12pm

Location: Room 322 & 323, International House, London

Presenters: Nathan Mitchell & Daniel Ives

Course outline

Introduction to Cloud Computing


  • Key concepts
  • Service models and deployment models

Benefits of Cloud Computing

  • Capacity and availability
  • Increased agility
  • Financial and opportunity costs
  • Infrastructure as code

Challenges of Cloud Computing

  • Architecture
  • Migration
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Security

How secure is the Cloud?

p> Security Governance in the Cloud

  • Introduction
  • Key cloud security concepts
  • Security governance processes
  • The essential elements

Implementing Security Governance in the Cloud

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Governance
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) Governance
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Governance
  • Key security metrics
  • Managing the governance process

Cloud Security Profiles

  • Starting with the risk profile
  • Understanding the security risks of the Cloud
  • Deciding what information belongs in the cloud

Maintaining Security

  • Protecting your cloud based systems
  • Who has access?
  • Roles, rules and access
  • Auditing Cloud service providers

Followed by Q&A with both Daniel Ives and Nathan Mitchell

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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