By Intrinsec Security

Trainer: Graham Thompson

Duration: 3 days, October 29-31, 2018

Course description:

Intrinsec’s Cloud Security Fundamentals - COUNTERMEASURE Edition training seminar is a three-day cloud security knowledge course which provides students with foundational knowledge focusing on the relationship between cloud computing and cloud security, while also introducing some of the best practices commonly utilized by companies who are actively assessing cloud technologies.

More specifically, students who register for this course will spend much of the session analyzing governance challenges ranging from jurisdictional issues, vendor selection and assessing the outsourcing chain through investigating the various compliance standards often used by cloud service providers. Cloud Security Fundamentals will eventually conclude with a high-level discussion regarding the available technologies and tools that can be used to streamline IT and address security issues with cloud computing.

Exclusive to COUNTERMEASURE, this edition also addresses the FedRAMP cloud program that leverages the NIST 800-53 security controls.  Students will learn how the FedRAMP program is used to assess cloud service providers and how the Authority To Operate (ATO) operates through the implementation of a 3rd Party Assessor program.

Who Should Attend:

Cloud Security Fundamentals is an entry-level cloud security course and is an ideal starting point for any IT and/or IT Security professional, from executive management down, who is currently employed by an enterprise considering the use of cloud computing.

Student Requirements:

Any interested student can register for our Cloud Security Fundamentals training seminar as there are no prerequisites for this course.


Graham Thompson is the founder, CEO and principal trainer of Intrinsec Security. With a background of more than 20 years in the Information Technology industry, Graham has extensive knowledge and experience in many facets of security; ranging from governance and compliance through to implementation of security in internal & cloud platforms and technologies.

Since 2010, Graham and Intrinsec have been delivering training focusing on cloud security while also performing consulting services across North America for Fortune 500 companies and Government agencies. Graham’s leadership and industry experience has helped Intrinsec evolve into the largest Cloud Security training organization servicing the United States and Canada.

Company Background:

Intrinsec is the leading training provider for security-focused individuals, teams, and organizations alike in the United States and Canada. The educational services we provide—whether that’s training, content development or consultation—all share one purpose; to guide our customers through the ever-changing world of information security, and to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to foster professional growth.

Minimum Class Size: A minimum class size is required for this course to run.

Recent News

October 9th 2018

Cloud security issues are a key focus at this year’s COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference, with in depth training as well as key presentation from industry leaders. Graham Thompson, who participated in our 2017 cloud security panel discussion, leads an intensive three day training course, Cloud Security Fundamentals & FedRAMP. IBM’s Jeff Crume will be giving a keynote presentation on Security in the Clouds, and Teri Radichel will present on Top Priorities for Cloud Application Security. For institutions with a cloud infrastructure, these sessions should not be missed.

September 20th 2018

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek join our growing list of speakers at COUNTERMEASURE 2018.  Their presentation on Security Self-Driving Cars will explore the future security issues of this emerging sector. 

In the not too distant future, we'll live in a world where computers are driving our cars. Soon, cars may not even have steering wheels or brake pedals. But, in this scenario, should we be worried about cyber attack of these vehicles? In this talk, two researchers who have headed self-driving car security teams for multiple companies will discuss how self driving cars work, how they might be attacked, and how they can ultimately be secured.
You can view their presentations and those of our other speakers here.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions can be made at any time. Unfortunately we cannot refund registration fees. Each course is subject to a minimum number of students. In the unlikely event that a course must be cancelled due to low enrolment, full refunds will be provided to registered students.

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