Security in Google Cloud

This course gives participants broad study of security controls and techniques on Google Cloud. Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy
the components of a secure GCP solution. Participants also learn mitigation techniques for attacks at many points in a GCP-based infrastructure, including Distributed Denial-of-Service
attacks, phishing attacks, and threats involving content classification and use.


This course teaches participants the following skills:
● Understanding the Google approach to security
● Managing administrative identities using Cloud Identity.
● Implementing least privilege administrative access using Google Cloud Resource
Manager, Cloud IAM.
● Implementing IP traffic controls using VPC firewalls and Cloud Armor
● Implementing Identity Aware Proxy
● Analyzing changes to the configuration or metadata of resources with GCP audit logs
● Scanning for and redact sensitive data with the Data Loss Prevention API
● Scanning a GCP deployment with Forseti
● Remediating important types of vulnerabilities, especially in public access to data and

Cloud computing

Disponible en formato e-learning

Disponible en formato presencial

Disponible en formato a distancia

Subvención disponible
A través de Fundae, cumpliendo requisitos.

15 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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This class is intended for the following job roles:
● Cloud information security analysts, architects, and engineers
● Information security/cybersecurity specialists
● Cloud infrastructure architects
● Developers of cloud applications

Conocimientos requeridos

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

● Prior completion of Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure or
equivalent experience
● Prior completion of Networking in Google Cloud Platform or equivalent experience
● Knowledge of foundational concepts in information security:
○ Fundamental concepts:
■ vulnerability, threat, attack surface
■ confidentiality, integrity, availability
Common threat types and their mitigation

○ Public-key cryptography
■ Public and private key pairs
■ Certificates
■ Cipher types
■ Key width

○ Certificate authorities
○ Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer encrypted communication
○ Public key infrastructures
○ Security policy
● 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


Module 1
Foundations of GCP
● Understand the GCP shared security responsibility model
● Understand Google Cloud’s approach to security
● Understand the kinds of threats mitigated by Google and by GCP
● Define and Understand Access Transparency and Access Approval
Module 2
Cloud Identity
● Cloud Identity
● Syncing with Microsoft Active Directory using Google Cloud Directory
● Using Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory (beta )
● Choosing between Google authentication and SAML-based SSO
● Best practices, including DNS configuration, super admin accounts
● Lab: Defining Users with Cloud Identity Console
Module 3
Identity, Access, and Key
● GCP Resource Manager: projects, folders, and organizations
● GCP IAM roles, including custom roles
● GCP IAM policies, including organization policies
● GCP IAM Labels
● GCP IAM Recommender
● GCP IAM Troubleshooter
● GCP IAM Audit Logs
● Best practices, including separation of duties and least privilege, the
use of Google groups in policies, and avoiding the use of primitive
● Labs: Configuring Cloud IAM, including custom roles and organization
Module 4
Configuring Google Virtual
Private Cloud for Isolation
and Security
● Configuring VPC firewalls (both ingress and egress rules)
● Load balancing and SSL policies
● Private Google API access
● SSL proxy use
● Best practices for VPC networks, including peering and shared VPC
use, correct use of subnetworks
● Best security practices for VPNs
● Security considerations for interconnect and peering options
● Available security products from partners
● Defining a service perimeter, including perimeter bridges
● Setting up private connectivity to Google APIs and services
● Lab: Configuring VPC firewalls


Module 5
Securing Compute Engine:
techniques and best
● Compute Engine service accounts, default and customer-defined
● IAM roles for VMs
● API scopes for VMs
● Managing SSH keys for Linux VMs
● Managing RDP logins for Windows VMs
● Organization policy controls: trusted images, public IP address,
disabling serial port
● Encrypting VM images with customer-managed encryption keys and
with customer-supplied encryption keys
● Finding and remediating public access to VMs
● Best practices, including using hardened custom images, custom
service accounts (not the default service account), tailored API
scopes, and the use of application default credentials instead of
user-managed keys
● Lab: Configuring, using, and auditing VM service accounts and scopes
● Encrypting VM disks with customer-supplied encryption keys
● Lab: Encrypting disks with customer-supplied encryption keys
● Using Shielded VMs to maintain the integrity of virtual machines
Module 6
Securing cloud data:
techniques and best
● Cloud Storage and IAM permissions
● Cloud Storage and ACLs
● Auditing cloud data, including finding and remediating publicly
accessible data
● Signed Cloud Storage URLs
● Signed policy documents
● Encrypting Cloud Storage objects with customer-managed encryption
keys and with customer-supplied encryption keys
● Best practices, including deleting archived versions of objects after
key rotation
● Lab: Using customer-supplied encryption keys with Cloud Storage
● Lab: Using customer-managed encryption keys with Cloud Storage
and Cloud KMS
● BigQuery authorized views
● BigQuery IAM roles
● Best practices, including preferring IAM permissions over ACLs
● Lab: Creating a BigQuery authorized view
Module 7
Securing Applications:
techniques and best
● Types of application security vulnerabilities
● DoS protections in App Engine and Cloud Functions
● Cloud Security Scanner
● Lab: Using Cloud Security Scanner to find vulnerabilities in an App
Engine application
● Identity Aware Proxy
● Lab: Configuring Identity Aware Proxy to protect a project
Module 8
Securing Kubernetes:
techniques and best
● Authorization
● Securing Workloads
● Securing Clusters
● Logging and Monitoring


Module 9
Protecting against
Distributed Denial of Service
● How DDoS attacks work
● Mitigations: GCLB, Cloud CDN, autoscaling, VPC ingress and egress
firewalls, Cloud Armor (including its rules language)
● Types of complementary partner products
● Lab: Configuring GCLB, CDN, traffic blacklisting with Cloud Armor
Module 10
Protecting against
● Threat: Ransomware
● Mitigations: Backups, IAM, Data Loss Prevention API
● Threats: Data misuse, privacy violations,
sensitive/restricted/unacceptable content
● Threat: Identity and Oauth phishing
● Mitigations: Classifying content using Cloud ML APIs; scanning and
redacting data using Data Loss Prevention API
● Lab: Redacting Sensitive Data with Data Loss Prevention API
Module 11
Monitoring, Logging,
Auditing, and Scanning
● Security Command Center
● Stackdriver monitoring and logging
● Lab: Installing Stackdriver agents
● Lab: Configuring and using Stackdriver monitoring and logging
● VPC flow logs
● Lab: Viewing and using VPC flow logs in Stackdriver
● Cloud audit logging
● Lab: Configuring and viewing audit logs in Stackdriver
● Deploying and Using Forseti
● Lab: Inventorying a Deployment with Forseti Inventory (demo)
● Lab: Scanning a Deployment with Forseti Scanner (demo

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