Explore KSACs by Pathway

Explore Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Credentials (KSACs) by IT Pathway.

8. Cloud Security

Label KSAC Description Bloom's Taxonomy Level Cross-Cutting
a Describe the fundamental cloud components (e.g. shared or dedicated processing, storage, memory, networking, hypervisor). knowledge 2
b Differentiate between public, private, and hybrid clouds. knowledge 2
c Provision cloud services (e.g. Software as a Service [SaaS], Platform as a Service [PaaS], Infrastructure as a Service [IaaS], Security as a Service). ability 3
d Instantiate a small computing environment in a cloud service. ability 3
e Identify common breaches and threats in the cloud environment. knowledge 1
f Understand how to set security configurations in a cloud environment. knowledge 2
g Demonstrate an understanding of cloud architecture and the capabilities of services such as AWS, Azure, IBM, Oracle and Google. knowledge 2 All
h Understand the concept of opening/extending the network perimeter and the role of cloud access security (CAS). knowledge 2



  1. Security+
  2. Network+
  3. Cloud+
  4. CEH
  5. GSEC
  6. CAP


  1. CCNA
  2. CYSA+


  1. CASP
  2. CISSP
  3. CISA
  4. CISM
  5. CRISC
  6. CCSP