By: S.E. Williams
June 23, 2020
Course Review: Sumo Logic Cloud-Native Machine Data Analytics Service Fundamentals
By: S.E. Williams
June 23, 2020
Cybrary is currently offering an overview course of the Sumo Logic Cloud-Native Machine Data Analytics Service Fundamentals. That is a very long title with a lot of benefits to unpack!
First, the course is geared towards anyone interested in using data analytics or machine learning to help manage cyber threats in a network. The Sumo Logic tool is “cloud-native,” meaning it is an application designed specifically to run in the cloud (Patrizio, 2018). It is also a “data-driven” app, meaning the collected data can guide a decision-making process (Miller, 2019).
Second, this course explains how to use Sumo Logic as a Software as a Service (SaaS) tool to enhance other AWS services already in use for defending a network, identifying vulnerabilities, or preventing cybersecurity attacks. Companies that use Sumo Logic with their cloud infrastructures include Netflix, Samsung, and Whole Foods Market.
Last, the course, taught by Cybrary Master Instructor Ken Underwood, helps the viewer learn how to reduce time and costs typically involved in securing a network.
What you can expect to learn:
Before starting this course, one should have a basic understanding of cloud computing, networking, and AWS services. The initial lessons give an introduction to Sumo Logic and how to locate this app in the AWS Marketplace. Throughout the lessons, the instructor gives demonstrations on how to use Sumo Logic to monitor, secure, and optimize other applications and Data Collections, and how to use the analysis process.
The video instructions show how to set up a free demo account and navigate the Sumo Logic Cloud dashboard to work with other AWS services. For example, the instructor will display how using Sumo Logic and AWS Cloud Trail can take collected raw data and convert it into a more human-readable format for better data analysis.
Using supplemental materials will increase one’s understanding of how Sumo Logic can help reduce the time it takes to identify vulnerabilities and threats. This improves network security decisions and decreases costs by improving up-time. The provided case studies will also familiarize the student with how combining Sumo Logic, and AWS Cloud Strike increases the visualization of a network threat landscape. This improves threat intelligence and overall security through load-balancing or blocking of suspicious consumer IP addresses to secure the company’s infrastructure.
The main thing you will learn from becoming familiar with Sumo Logic is how it can be used with many other AWS services to create customized data collections and how to translate logs into meaningful information to guide your decision-making process better to protect your business goals.
The benefits of using Sumo Logic Cloud:
Beyond network security, this course can also benefit in terms of implementing machine learning to improve any work with HIPAA certification, PCI DSS, and SOC 2 Type 2 reports. Overall, learning Sumo Logic will free up time, reduce costs, and increase the availability of your resources for other activities. Beyond the valuable goals of security, reducing costs, and freeing up resources, the attendee will understand how to use Sumo Logic to improve one’s business model for better productivity and resiliency.
Cybrary courses aligned with this course:
- Azure Platform Protection.
- AWS Cloud Practitioner Course.
- AWS Infrastructure Security.
- AWS Web Services.
- Patrizio, A. (2018, June 14). What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software. InfoWorld. Retrieved May 2, 2020 from: https://www.infoworld.com/article/3281046/what-is-cloud-native-the-modern-way-to-develop-software.html
- Miller, K. (2019, August 22). Data-driven decision making: A primer for beginners. Northeaster University, Graduate Programs. Retrieved May 2, 2020 from: https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/data-driven-decision-making/