Security in Google Cloud

Explore the foundations, best practices, and techniques for security in Google Cloud, and learn about the different solutions the platform provides for monitoring, logging, auditing and scanning.

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Jellyfish is a Google Cloud Partner; we’re committed to providing world-leading Cloud-based training solutions to help our clients succeed. This course will teach you to deploy the components of a secure Google Cloud solution.

You’ll explore and understand some of the key parts to securing a 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.

Our Security in Google Cloud course is delivered via Virtual Classroom. We also offer it as a private training session that can be delivered virtually or at a location of your choice in the UK.

Course overview

Who should attend:

This course is suitable for cloud information security analysts, architects, and engineers. It’s also ideal if you’re an information security / cybersecurity specialist or a cloud infrastructure architect.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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


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

  • Completed the Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure course, or have equivalent experience
  • Completed the Networking in Google Cloud course, or have equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of foundational concepts in information 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)

Course agenda

Module 1: Foundations of Google Cloud Security
  • Google Cloud’s approach to security
  • The shared security responsibility model
  • Threats mitigated by Google and by 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
Module 3: Identity, Access & Key Management (IAM)
  • Resource Manager
  • IAM roles
  • Service accounts
  • IAM and Organisation policies
  • Workload identity federation
  • Policy intelligence
Module 4: Configuring Virtual Private Cloud for Isolation & Security
  • VPC firewalls
  • Load balancing and SSL policies
  • Interconnect and Peering options
  • VPC Service Controls
  • Access Context Manager
  • VPC flow logs
  • Cloud IDS
Module 5: Securing Compute Engine: Techniques & 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
Module 6: Securing Cloud Data: Techniques & 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
Module 7: Securing Applications: Techniques & Best Practices
  • Types of application security vulnerabilities
  • Web Security Scanner
  • Threat: Identity and OAuth phishing
  • Identity-aware Proxy
  • Secret Manager
Module 8: Securing Google Kubernetes Engine: Techniques & Best Practices
  • Authentication and authorisation
  • Hardening your clusters
  • Securing your workloads
  • Monitoring and logging
Module 9: Protecting Against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS)
  • How DDoS attacks work
  • Google Cloud mitigations
  • Types of complementary partner products
Module 10: Content-related Vulnerabilities: Techniques & Best Practices
  • Threat: Ransomware
  • Ransomware mitigations
  • Threats: Data misuse, privacy violations, sensitive content
  • Content-related mitigation
  • Redacting sensitive data with the DLP API
Module 11: Monitoring, Logging, Auditing & Scanning
  • Security Command Center
  • Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging
  • Cloud audit logs
  • Cloud security automation

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