You are now finished with this Module. You should now be aware of general security concerns in the cloud, and know how risks can be mitigated by the cloud provider and by you. Deployment methods of cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and how they affect security have been introduced. Practical advice has been given for hardening a machine: passwords and passphrases, updates/patches, blocking ports, etc. Finally, this module has also provided some hands-on exercises on how to encrypt data (both individual files, and entire volumes on the instance).

In summary, this module has covered:

  • Common security concerns when using the Cloud.
  • How cloud provider and the user can mitigate such risks
  • Cloud deployment models
  • File and Volume Encryption

You are now ready to continue with Module 9.