ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Exam Guide

Kim van Lavieren

SKU: 9789355517067


ISBN: 9789355517654
eISBN: 9789355517067
Authors: Kim van Lavieren
Rights: Worldwide
Edition: 2024
Pages: 514
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Cloud security is a rapidly evolving field, demanding professionals with specialized knowledge and expertise. This book equips you with the foundational understanding and practical skills necessary to excel in this critical domain, preparing you to confidently pass the CCSP exam.

Discover cloud computing basics, security, and risk management in this book. Learn about data security intricacies, infrastructure protection, and secure configuration. Proactively manage risks with vulnerability assessments, threat mitigation, and incident response. Understand legal and privacy considerations, including international regulations. Dive into identity and access management using tools like SSO and CASBs. Explore cloud application architecture, incorporating security tools like WAFs and API gateways. Get ready for certifications like CCSP with dedicated exam preparation sections. 

Arm yourself with the knowledge and practical skills cultivated throughout this guide. Confidently navigate the ever-evolving landscape, tackle real-world challenges, and stand out as a CCSP certified professional.


  • Prepares you to crack the ISC2 CCSP exam successfully.
  • Provides you with concrete knowledge and skills to secure your organization’s cloud.
  • Covers all six domains of the CCSP exam in detail for a clear understanding of cloud security.


  • You will learn about cloud concepts, secure architectures, and secure design.
  • You will learn how to secure data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud.
  • Understand data residency and legal considerations for cloud data storage.
  • Implement risk management frameworks for cloud environments.
  • You will learn to navigate laws and regulations, manage risk, and ensure compliance.


This book is intended for security architects, security consultants, security engineers, security analysts, cloud architects, cloud engineers, cloud consultants, cloud administrators, cloud security analysts, and professional cloud developers who wish to secure cloud environments, architectures, designs, applications, and operations. 

  1. Understanding Cloud Computing Concepts
  2. Concepts and Design Principles of Cloud Security
  3. Evaluating Cloud Service Providers
  4. Discover, Classify, and Manage Cloud Data
  5. Cloud Storage Architectures and their Security Technologies
  6. Cloud Infrastructure and Components
  7. Datacenter Security
  8. Risk Management in the Cloud
  9. Cloud Security Controls
  10. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  11. Secure Development, Awareness, and Training
  12. Security Testing and Software Verification
  13. Specifics of Cloud Security Architecture
  14. Identity and Access Management
  15. Infrastructure Security
  16. Secure Configuration
  17. Security Operations
  18. Legal and Regulatory Requirements in the Cloud
  19. Privacy
  20. Cloud Auditing and Enterprise Risk Management
  21. Contracts and the Cloud
  22. Duties of a CCSP
  23. Exam Tips
  24. Exam Questions
Kim van Lavieren is currently a managing consultant at SimplifyNow. Throughout his career, he has helped many organizations bolster their security. His experience ranges from security engineering (at a FANG company) to architecture to the boardroom as a CISO. He holds an MSc in cybersecurity and a BSc in software engineering. Throughout his career, he has obtained a wide variety of (cloud) security certifications, including (but not limited to): CCSP, CISSP, CISM, CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSMP, CSSLP, CGRC, Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert, and the AWS Security Specialty.

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