GCP Security Training Overview

This Security in Google Cloud Platform training course gives participants an overview of security controls and techniques on the Google Cloud Platform. Participants 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.

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GCP Security Training Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • Understand the Google approach to security
  • Manage administrative identities using Cloud Identity
  • Implement the least privileged administrative access using Google Cloud Resource Manager, Cloud IAM
  • Implement IP traffic controls using VPC firewalls and Cloud Armor
  • Implement Identity Aware Proxy
  • Analyze changes to the configuration or metadata of resources with GCP audit logs
  • Scan for and redact sensitive data with the Data Loss Prevention API
  • Scan a GCP deployment with Forseti
  • Remedy important types of vulnerabilities, especially in public access to data and VMs

GCP Security Training Outline

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Introduction
Foundations of GCP Security
  • 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 (beta)
Cloud Identity
  • Cloud Identity
  • Syncing with Microsoft Active Directory using Google Cloud Directory Sync
  • Using Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory (beta )
  • Choosing between Google authentication and SAML-based SSO
  • Best practices, including DNS configuration, super admin accounts
Identity, Access, and Key Management
  • 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 roles
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
Securing Compute Engine
  • 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
  • Encrypting VM disks with customer-supplied encryption keys
  • Using Shielded VMs to maintain the integrity of virtual machines
Securing Cloud Data
  • 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
Securing Applications
  • Types of application security vulnerabilities
  • DoS protections in App Engine and Cloud Functions
  • Cloud Security Scanner
  • Identity Aware Proxy
Securing Kubernetes
  • Authorization
  • Securing Workloads
  • Securing Clusters
  • Logging and Monitoring
Protecting against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
  • 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
Protecting against content-related vulnerabilities
  • 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
Monitoring, Logging, Auditing, and Scanning
  • Security Command Center
  • Stackdriver monitoring and logging
  • VPC flow logs
  • Cloud audit logging
  • Deploying and Using Forseti
Conclusion
Request Pricing for Security in Google Cloud Platform
Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

GCP-116

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

Training Materials:

All GCP training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Students must have a modern web browser (ideally Chrome) and Internet access.

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