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WEEK 6 : CLOUD ACADEMY

DAY 1

Monday 01/04

Syllabus:  The introduction of cloud computing has revolutionized the tech world. The easy accessibility of large storage options and cheap computing power has resulted in the Cloud becoming one of the most popular forms of data storage and computational infrastructure. In addition to data storing, cloud computing has also become a standard for creating manageable and scalable web application services. 

MISI leverages cloud technology to host a number of applications and solutions.  The US Government utilizes a variety of cloud options to also host major applications and services.  This series of lectures and short courses will introduce you to the basics of AWS.   The lectures will discuss how MISI hosts various application is the AWS cloud and what the different security reasons are for certain AWS hosting decisions made by MISI.

As part of your Cybership, you will work with and use AWS hosted cyber applications along with your MISI team members.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market leader in IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for cloud ecosystems, which can be combined to create a scalable cloud application without worrying about delays related to infrastructure provisioning (compute, storage, and network) and management.

Amazon entered the cloud market in 2006 and has turned into the most popular public cloud service provider with its current AWS (Amazon Web Services).

According to Intricately, the top ten AWS users based on EC2 monthly spend are:

  • Netflix: $19 million.
  • Twitch: $15 million.
  • LinkedIn: $13 million.
  • Facebook: $11 million.
  • Turner Broadcasting: $10 million.
  • BBC: $9 million.
  • Baidu: $9 million.
  • ESPN: $8 million.

 

Your instructors:  Your instructors will be a combination of MISI Cloud experts and instructors from our pre-recorded lectures. 

What you will need:  You will need a laptop or tablet with a working webcam and access to the internet.

Additional learning resources:

https://youtu.be/PAXJcpo8XGA

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/25/21719396/amazon-web-services-aws-outage-down-internet

https://youtu.be/a9__D53WsUs

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/aws-overview.pdf

 

Security clearances are part of working for the US Government and the level of security clearance depends on the agency you work for and the type of information you are required to gain access to. At the end of this lecture the intern will be able to: Cite the different types of clearances Understand the role of a facility security officer (FSO) Describe a SCIF and its purpose Understand the importance of clearances and the responsibilities they convey for life on the individual granted Security clearance and access to sensitive information The intern will be able to describe process of applying for and being vetted for a security clearance The Intern will be able to cite the impact of espionage on the security of the US and its economic impact to the nation.

Meet Your Instructor : Kathy Adams, Personnel Security from MISI Academy on Vimeo.

Supporting links : 
Is The Government Watching Me? 
How Long Does is Take to Get a Security Clearance
Lying on the SF-86

DOWNLOAD COURSE MATERIAL

DAY 2

Tuesday 01/05

Syllabus:  The introduction of cloud computing has revolutionized the tech world. The easy accessibility of large storage options and cheap computing power has resulted in the Cloud becoming one of the most popular forms of data storage and computational infrastructure. In addition to data storing, cloud computing has also become a standard for creating manageable and scalable web application services. 

MISI leverages cloud technology to host a number of applications and solutions.  The US Government utilizes a variety of cloud options to also host major applications and services.  This series of lectures and short courses will introduce you to the basics of AWS.   The lectures will discuss how MISI hosts various application is the AWS cloud and what the different security reasons are for certain AWS hosting decisions made by MISI.

As part of your Cybership, you will work with and use AWS hosted cyber applications along with your MISI team members.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market leader in IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for cloud ecosystems, which can be combined to create a scalable cloud application without worrying about delays related to infrastructure provisioning (compute, storage, and network) and management.

Amazon entered the cloud market in 2006 and has turned into the most popular public cloud service provider with its current AWS (Amazon Web Services).

According to Intricately, the top ten AWS users based on EC2 monthly spend are:

  • Netflix: $19 million.
  • Twitch: $15 million.
  • LinkedIn: $13 million.
  • Facebook: $11 million.
  • Turner Broadcasting: $10 million.
  • BBC: $9 million.
  • Baidu: $9 million.
  • ESPN: $8 million.

 

Your instructors:  Your instructors will be a combination of MISI Cloud experts and instructors from our pre-recorded lectures. 

What you will need:  You will need a laptop or tablet with a working webcam and access to the internet.

Additional learning resources:

https://youtu.be/PAXJcpo8XGA

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/25/21719396/amazon-web-services-aws-outage-down-internet

https://youtu.be/a9__D53WsUs

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/aws-overview.pdf

 

Security clearances are part of working for the US Government and the level of security clearance depends on the agency you work for and the type of information you are required to gain access to. At the end of this lecture the intern will be able to: Cite the different types of clearances Understand the role of a facility security officer (FSO) Describe a SCIF and its purpose Understand the importance of clearances and the responsibilities they convey for life on the individual granted Security clearance and access to sensitive information The intern will be able to describe process of applying for and being vetted for a security clearance The Intern will be able to cite the impact of espionage on the security of the US and its economic impact to the nation.

Meet Your Instructor : Kathy Adams, Personnel Security from MISI Academy on Vimeo.

Supporting links : 
Is The Government Watching Me? 
How Long Does is Take to Get a Security Clearance
Lying on the SF-86

DOWNLOAD COURSE MATERIAL

DAY 3

Wednesday 01/06

Syllabus:  The introduction of cloud computing has revolutionized the tech world. The easy accessibility of large storage options and cheap computing power has resulted in the Cloud becoming one of the most popular forms of data storage and computational infrastructure. In addition to data storing, cloud computing has also become a standard for creating manageable and scalable web application services. 

MISI leverages cloud technology to host a number of applications and solutions.  The US Government utilizes a variety of cloud options to also host major applications and services.  This series of lectures and short courses will introduce you to the basics of AWS.   The lectures will discuss how MISI hosts various application is the AWS cloud and what the different security reasons are for certain AWS hosting decisions made by MISI.

As part of your Cybership, you will work with and use AWS hosted cyber applications along with your MISI team members.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market leader in IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for cloud ecosystems, which can be combined to create a scalable cloud application without worrying about delays related to infrastructure provisioning (compute, storage, and network) and management.

Amazon entered the cloud market in 2006 and has turned into the most popular public cloud service provider with its current AWS (Amazon Web Services).

According to Intricately, the top ten AWS users based on EC2 monthly spend are:

  • Netflix: $19 million.
  • Twitch: $15 million.
  • LinkedIn: $13 million.
  • Facebook: $11 million.
  • Turner Broadcasting: $10 million.
  • BBC: $9 million.
  • Baidu: $9 million.
  • ESPN: $8 million.

 

Your instructors:  Your instructors will be a combination of MISI Cloud experts and instructors from our pre-recorded lectures. 

What you will need:  You will need a laptop or tablet with a working webcam and access to the internet.

Additional learning resources:

https://youtu.be/PAXJcpo8XGA

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/25/21719396/amazon-web-services-aws-outage-down-internet

https://youtu.be/a9__D53WsUs

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/aws-overview.pdf

 

Interns will learn about Gov cloud which is a comprehensive cloud platform designed expressly for U.S. Federal, State, and Local Governments to meet the U.S. Government’s thorough security and compliance regulations.

Security clearances are part of working for the US Government and the level of security clearance depends on the agency you work for and the type of information you are required to gain access to. At the end of this lecture the intern will be able to: Cite the different types of clearances Understand the role of a facility security officer (FSO) Describe a SCIF and its purpose Understand the importance of clearances and the responsibilities they convey for life on the individual granted Security clearance and access to sensitive information The intern will be able to describe process of applying for and being vetted for a security clearance The Intern will be able to cite the impact of espionage on the security of the US and its economic impact to the nation.

Meet Your Instructor : Kathy Adams, Personnel Security from MISI Academy on Vimeo.

Supporting links : 
Is The Government Watching Me? 
How Long Does is Take to Get a Security Clearance
Lying on the SF-86

DOWNLOAD COURSE MATERIAL

DAY 4

Thursday 01/07

Security clearances are part of working for the US Government and the level of security clearance depends on the agency you work for and the type of information you are required to gain access to. At the end of this lecture the intern will be able to: Cite the different types of clearances Understand the role of a facility security officer (FSO) Describe a SCIF and its purpose Understand the importance of clearances and the responsibilities they convey for life on the individual granted Security clearance and access to sensitive information The intern will be able to describe process of applying for and being vetted for a security clearance The Intern will be able to cite the impact of espionage on the security of the US and its economic impact to the nation.

Meet Your Instructor : Kathy Adams, Personnel Security from MISI Academy on Vimeo.

Supporting links : 
Is The Government Watching Me? 
How Long Does is Take to Get a Security Clearance
Lying on the SF-86

DOWNLOAD COURSE MATERIAL

DAY 5

Friday 01/08

The professional development sessions are available to each student as they schedule a session with our coach. Our coach is available to assist and support you during your Cybership and the planning of your career journey after your Cybership.   Consider your coach someone you can discuss your ideas, concerns and aspirations with or someone you can call to just talk about life today and in the future.   Your coach is avaible to help you work out your professional and life strategy and to help get the most out of your Cybership journey.

Your Coach: 

Barbara Perkins is an Inspirational Speaker, Lecturer, Writer, and Executive Life Coach, who has traveled extensively sharing her positive message of hope and her belief about the transformative power of Cultural Diplomacy.

In 2000, Ms. Perkins established Image Builders Etcetera LLC, a full-service leadership development, and coaching firm, that designs and implements strategies to position men and women for public office, executive leadership, personal and professional fulfillment. She spent more than two decades in Non-Profit Leadership, working to build one of the largest Mentoring Networks in the US. In 2013, Ms. Perkins partnered with world spiritual leader, Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, as Interim-Executive Director, of Inner Visions Spiritual Life Maintenance, Inc. managing the day-to-day operations of a 30-year organization.

She is the Founder of two non-profit organizations: Sisters at the Well, Inc., a network of more than 600 women and The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI), an organization working with international and domestic groups to promote kindness, diplomacy, and good public policy.

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