In the video about cloud computing, the instructor said:
After that we will begin to discuss security and Identity & Access Management. This is important to understand when you're getting started because as soon as you create an AWS account, you'll have some actionable knowledge on how to secure that account right from the start. Starting off secure is a good place to be.
What I understand is:
- Starting off is a noun form (gerund?) of a phrasal verb start off.
But I don't understand how "secure" is used in the last sentence.
- Is it an adjective? If not, what part of speech is it?
- Why not use the adverb "securely" in the place of "secure" since it seems to modify a verb? (though that's a gerund in this case)