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Security in Google Cloud Platform

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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Foundations of GCP Security

  • Google Cloud's approach to security
  • The shared security responsibility model
  • Threats mitigated by Google and by GCP
  • Access Transparency 

Module 2: Cloud Identity

  • Cloud Identity
  • Syncing with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Choosing between Google authentication and SAML-based SSO
  • GCP best practices 

Module 3: Identity and Access Management

  • GCP Resource Manager: projects, folders, and organizations
  • GCP IAM roles, including custom roles
  • GCP IAM policies, including organization policies
  • GCP IAM best practices 

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 structuring VPC networks
  • Best security practices for VPNs
  • Security considerations for interconnect and peering options
  • Available security products from partners 

Module 5: Monitoring, Logging, Auditing, and Scanning

  • Stackdriver monitoring and logging
  • VPC flow logs
  • Cloud audit logging
  • Deploying and Using Forseti 

Module 6: Securing Compute Engine: techniques and best practices

  • 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
  • VM best practices
  • Encrypting VM disks with customer-supplied encryption keys 

Module 7: Securing cloud data: techniques and best practices

  • 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
  • BigQuery authorized views
  • BigQuery IAM roles
  • Best practices, including preferring IAM permissions over ACLs 

Module 8: Protecting against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks: techniques and best practices

  • How DDoS attacks work
  • Mitigations: GCLB, Cloud CDN, autoscaling, VPC ingress and egress firewalls, Cloud Armor
  • Types of complementary partner products

Module 9: Application Security: techniques and best practices

  • Types of application security vulnerabilities
  • DoS protections in App Engine and Cloud Functions
  • Cloud Security Scanner
  • Threat: Identity and Oauth phishing
  • Identity Aware Proxy

Module 10: Content-related vulnerabilities: techniques and best practices

  • Threat: Ransomware
  • Mitigations: Backups, IAM, Data Loss Prevention API
  • Threats: Data misuse, privacy violations, sensitive/restricted/unacceptable content
  • Mitigations: Classifying content using Cloud ML APIs; scanning and redacting data using Data Loss Prevention API

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Henrik Buzzi

Henrik Buzzi

henrik.buzzi@bouvet.no