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Security in Google Cloud

  • Length 3 days
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Why study this course

This three-day instructor-led course gives you a broad study of security controls and techniques in Google Cloud.

Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, you’ll explore and deploy the components of a secure Google Cloud solution, using services like Cloud Identity, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Cloud Load Balancing, Cloud IDS, Web Security Scanner, BeyondCorp Enterprise, Cloud DNS, and much more.

This course is a continuation of the Networking in Google Cloud Platform course and assumes hands-on experience with the technologies covered in that course.

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What you’ll learn

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Identify the foundations of Google Cloud security.

  • Manage administration identities with Google Cloud.

  • Implement user administration with Identity and Access Management (IAM).

  • Configure Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) for isolation, security, and logging.

  • Apply techniques and best practices for securely managing Compute Engine.

  • Apply techniques and best practices for securely managing Google Cloud data.

  • Apply techniques and best practices for securing Google Cloud applications.

  • Apply techniques and best practices for securing Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) resources.

  • Manage protection against distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS).

  • Manage content-related vulnerabilities.

  • Implement Google Cloud monitoring, logging, auditing, and scanning solutions.

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Who is the course for?

This course is intended for the following participants:

  • Cloud information security analysts, architects, and engineers

  • Information security/cybersecurity specialists

  • Cloud infrastructure architects.

Course subjects

Module 1: Foundations of Google Cloud Security

  • Google Cloud’s approach to security

  • The shared security responsibility model

  • Threats mitigated by Google and Google Cloud

  • Access transparency

Module 2: Securing Access to Google Cloud

  • Cloud Identity

  • Google Cloud Directory Sync

  • Managed Microsoft AD

  • Google authentication versus SAML-based SSO

  • Identity Platform

  • Authentication best practices

  • Demo: Defining Users with Cloud Identity Console

Module 3: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Resource Manager

  • IAM roles

  • Service accounts

  • IAM and Organisation policies

  • Workload Identity Federation

  • Policy Intelligence

  • Lab: Configuring IAM

Module 4: Configuring Virtual Private Cloud for Isolation and Security

  • VPC firewalls

  • Load balancing and SSL policies

  • Interconnect and Peering options

  • VPC Service Controls

  • Access Context Manager

  • VPC Flow Logs

  • Cloud IDS

  • Lab: Configuring VPC Firewalls

  • Lab: Configuring and Using VPC Flow Logs in Cloud Logging

  • Demo: Securing Projects with VPC Service Controls

  • Lab: Getting Started with Cloud IDS

Module 5: Securing Compute Engine: Techniques and Best Practices

  • Service accounts, IAM roles, and API scopes

  • Managing VM logins

  • Organisation policy controls

  • Shielded VMs and Confidential VMs

  • Certificate Authority Service

  • Compute Engine best practices

  • Lab: Configuring, Using, and Auditing VM Service Accounts and Scopes

Module 6: Securing Cloud Data: Techniques and Best Practices

  • Cloud Storage IAM permissions, and ACLs

  • Auditing cloud data

  • Signed URLs and policy documents

  • Encrypting with CMEK and CSEK

  • Cloud HSM

  • BigQuery IAM roles and authorised views

  • Storage best practices

  • Lab: Using Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys with Cloud Storage

  • Lab: Using Customer-Managed Encryption Keys with Cloud Storage and Cloud KMS

  • Lab: Creating a BigQuery Authorised View

Module 7: Securing Applications: Techniques and Best Practices

  • Types of application security vulnerabilities

  • Web Security Scanner

  • Threat: Identity and Oauth phishing

  • Identity-Aware Proxy

  • Secret Manager

  • Lab: Using Web Security Scanner to Find Vulnerabilities in an App Engine Application

  • Lab: Securing Compute Engine Applications with BeyondCorp Enterprise

  • Lab: Configuring and Using Credentials with Secret Manager

Module 8: Securing Google Kubernetes Engine: Techniques and Best Practices

  • Types of application security vulnerabilities

  • Web Security Scanner

  • Threat: Identity and OAuth phishing

  • Identity-Aware Proxy

  • Secret Manager

Module 9: Protecting Against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS)

  • How DDoS attacks work

  • Google Cloud mitigations

  • Types of complementary partner products

  • Lab: Configuring Traffic Blocklisting with Google Cloud Armor

Module 10: Content-Related Vulnerabilities: Techniques and Best Practice

  • Threat: Ransomware

  • Ransomware mitigations

  • Threats: Data misuse, privacy violations, sensitive content

  • Content-related mitigation

  • Redacting Sensitive Data with the DLP API

  • Lab: Redacting Sensitive Data with the DLP API

Module 11: Monitoring, Logging, Auditing, and Scanning

  • Security Command Center

  • Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging

  • Cloud Audit Logs

  • Cloud security automation

  • Lab: Configuring and Using Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging

  • Lab: Configuring and Viewing Cloud Audit Logs


To get the most out of this course, participants should have:

  • Completed Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure or equivalent experience

  • Completed Networking in Google Cloud Platform or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of foundational concepts in information security, through experience or through online training such as SANS’s SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security

  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments

  • Systems Operations experience, including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment

  • Reading comprehension of code in Python or JavaScript

  • Basic understanding of Kubernetes terminology (preferred but not required)

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