Cloud computing is a new concept using old technologies. It has quickly become a vital tool in organizations across all industries as an Internet-scale computing infrastructure. Nevertheless, despite Cloud computing’s increasing relevance and popularity, there is a lack of understanding of the security risks associated with Clouds and optimal approaches for migration into Clouds. This course covers these from a practical angle; specifically, it covers Cloud computing architecture, management services, and security challenges. It also discusses Cloud migration planning and the main requirements to move current Cloud untrusted infrastructure to a trustworthy Internet-scale Cloud critical computing infrastructure.
This course is highly interactive and includes group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It also includes practical exercises that allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in cloud management and security.
IT and infrastructure leaders, decision makers (CxO), risk analysts, strategic planners, architects, administrators, software and business developers, and project managers
Dr. Imad Abbadi
Dr. Imad Abbadi is an Associate Professor in Information Security with over 18 years of experience managing large scale industrial projects. Dr. Abbadi has worked at Oxford University leading the establishment of next generation trusted Cloud infrastructure. For 3 years, while at Oxford Dr. Abbadi developed and is teaching Oxford’s globally recognized course in Cloud Security as part of Oxford MSc in Systems Security. His experience spans across several domains including finance, healthcare, power stations and education institutes. His industrial skills also spans across almost all technologies behind Cloud computing.
Dr. Abbadi has authored a leading Cloud Management and Security book published by Wiley Press, as well as 40+ scientific papers published in prestigious journals.
Dr. Abbadi is currently contracted for SAMA (Saudi Arabia Monitory Agency) to lead the activities of migrating the most critical element in financial institutions (the PKI and EMV systems – similar to Visa/MasterCard role in Europe) to a new technology and also moving the hosting infrastructure into a private Cloud.