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Cloud Security Career Path [Help]

  • 1.  Cloud Security Career Path [Help]

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi, I am a fresh graduate of Software Engineering and want to make a career in Cloud security. i already did the training of AWS Cloud practiotioner, AWS Solution Architect and Azure and also good grip on basic security concepts.  I am confusted whick careere path should i follow. Start with networking+, Security+ ......... CISSP then Aws cloud practioner, Aws Solution architect and AWS Security.   OR the secondly directly start with with Cloud like AWS cloud practioner, then soloution architect then AWS security speciality then CSSK.


    Zubair Rahim
    University of Malakand

  • 2.  RE: Cloud Security Career Path [Help]

    Posted 15 days ago

    Hi @Zubair Rahim

    I hope you are doing good today!

    From what I understand you already have knowledge and certification from Amazon Web Services AWS with Solution Architect and Azure Data Services.

    My suggestion would be to choose a company that you would like to work for, and AIM at the requirements from that company or from the specific role they will offer on the post board.

    Like you, I have done many certifications so far, AWS Data-Analysis Speciality, IoT Telemetry, Azure Data Services, Cloud Architecture and so on, the problem is each company that offer a job, have different specifications, you could end up gathering many certifications, but still remain without any job offer.

    From now, you already have a great knowledge I would say with theses certifications, and you are still ''Fresh'' --> The current changes in the technology is evolving at an amazing speed, witch we are having hard time to adapt our self, and not the contrary. 

    I think that you should try to on-board yourself or find a connection that could introduce you into a corporation or a company and start your career from there.

    It is not an easy process, since the Cyber Security world is tricky to get into, you have to build your background and gain trust from people or connection.

    I hope this will help you,
    I wish you a great day

    Best Regards

    Armand Jr Brunelle

  • 3.  RE: Cloud Security Career Path [Help]

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi,  The AWS Architecture, cloud Security and AWS practiotioner these are three different domains. See whichever  interests more can choose.

    Ramesh Kalke
    Security, Regulatory and Risk management

  • 4.  RE: Cloud Security Career Path [Help]

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Zubair - The Cloud Security Alliance Minnesota Chapter is having a Hands On Threat Hunting Workshop on November 10. This would be a great opportunity to learn more about threat hunting. You can sign-up by joining the "Threat Hunting and Incident Response Community" and once in the community click event section. Click the event details to get the details for signing up. Also, if you have any questions about threat hunting the posts are monitored by RSA threat hunters - so feel free to ask them any questions. You can read their bios within the community.

    Any questions please let me know.

    BTW - I took the workshop as well which was the spark to work with RSA to offer this to CSA globally.

    Good luck and thanks for reaching out.


    Kerry Manaster
    CTO / CISO
    Whitebox Advisors

  • 5.  RE: Cloud Security Career Path [Help]

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Vipul Dabhi 13 days ago
    Hi Zubair,

    Start from Cloud Computing any Cloud(Azure, AWS, Google).
    Scale Cloud Computing to Security Specialization.
    Scale to a Cloud Security Service like ranging from WAF Implementation on cloud, Cloud Based SIEM(Google Chronicles or Azure Sentinel), DDos Implementation in Cloud, How to secure your Network using Native or 3rd party Firewall.

    I have my own Course on Hand On: Azure Sentinel which is a cloud based SIEM and Soar Tool here, which you may like to :

    Vipul Dabhi

    Vipul Dabhi
    Associate Consultant