Security Professional needing help on what to do next

mog27mog27 Senior MemberMember Posts: 302
I currently work as a DoD contractor doing ISSE/ISSO work. I would like to move into a pure cloud security role but am not sure what training/certifications to pursue next to help me get into it. Are there a lot of Cloud Security roles out there now (cloud security architects/engineers? If so, what skills are they looking for?) Some background on me: I just passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, I have a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) cert, CISSP, ISSEP, C|EH, Security+, Linux+, Net+/A+.

Some options I'm thinking of pursuing next are an AWS SysOps Associate cert or wait for the AWS Security Specialist Cert to come out. I'm also very weak in scripting so have considered taking some scripting classes (although I have always hated coding). My company will pay for pretty much anything as long as it helps my career. Any thoughts on what to pursue? Thanks.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Ben Franklin

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  • supasecuritybrosupasecuritybro Senior Member Member Posts: 206 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You seem like you have a great base for certifications. I would put some time into scripting languages, python especially since most positions in cloud need that skill set. Automation is growing and scripting it a big part of it.
    Completed: CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, CCSA R80, eJPT, CySA+, M.S. Information Security
    Current Goal: CCSE
    Continuous Education Plan:​ AWS-SAA, OSCP, CISM
    Book/CBT/Study Material:​ Max Power
  • mog27mog27 Senior Member Member Posts: 302
    You seem like you have a great base for certifications. I would put some time into scripting languages, python especially since most positions in cloud need that skill set. Automation is growing and scripting it a big part of it.


    What class/book/training would be the best place to learn it for beginners?
    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Ben Franklin

    "The internet is a great way to get on the net." --Bob Dole
  • supasecuritybrosupasecuritybro Senior Member Member Posts: 206 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Cloud Academy has a great track and also has a place to practice it.
    Completed: CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, CCSA R80, eJPT, CySA+, M.S. Information Security
    Current Goal: CCSE
    Continuous Education Plan:​ AWS-SAA, OSCP, CISM
    Book/CBT/Study Material:​ Max Power
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