Security in Google Cloud (SGCP-3D)


Course Overview

This training course gives you a broad study of security controls and techniques in Google Cloud. Through lectures, demonstrations, and labs, you explore and deploy the components of a secure Google Cloud solution. You use services including Cloud Identity, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Cloud Load Balancing, Cloud IDS, Web Security Scanner, BeyondCorp Enterprise, and Cloud DNS.

Who should attend

This class is intended for the following job roles:

  • Cloud information security analysts, architects, and engineers
  • Information security or cybersecurity specialists
  • Cloud infrastructure architects


This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Prior completion of Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure (GCF-CI) or equivalent experience
  • Prior completion of Networking in Google Cloud Platform (NGCP) 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)

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Follow On Courses

Outline: Security in Google Cloud (SGCP-3D)

Module 1: Foundations of Google Cloud Security

  • The approach of Google Cloud 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

Module 3: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Resource Manager
  • IAM roles
  • Service accounts
  • IAM and Organization 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
  • Cloud Interconnect
  • VPC Network Peering
  • VPC Service Controls
  • Access Context Manager
  • VPC Flow Logs
  • Cloud IDS
  • Labs:
    • Configuring VPC firewalls
    • Configuring and Using VPC Flow Logs in Cloud Logging
    • Demo: Securing Projects with VPC Service Controls
    • Getting Started with Cloud IDS

Module 5: Securing Compute Engine: Techniques and Best Practices

  • Service accounts, IAM roles, and API scopes
  • Managing VM logins
  • Organization 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 Customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) and Customer-supplied encryption keys (CSEK)
  • Cloud HSM
  • BigQuery IAM roles and authorized 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 Authorized 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: Identity Application Vulnerabilities with Security Command Center
  • 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 Practices

  • 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 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

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • US$ 1,995
Classroom Training

3 days

  • United States: US$ 1,995

Click on town name or "Online Training" to book Schedule

This is an Instructor-Led Classroom course
Instructor-led Online Training:   This is an Instructor-Led Online (ILO) course. These sessions are conducted via WebEx in a VoIP environment and require an Internet Connection and headset with microphone connected to your computer or laptop.
This is a FLEX course, which is delivered simultaneously in two modalities. Choose to attend the Instructor-Led Online (ILO) virtual session or Instructor-Led Classroom (ILT) session.

United States

Online Training 08:00 US/Central Enroll
Online Training 08:00 US/Pacific Enroll
Online Training 08:00 US/Eastern Enroll


Online Training 08:00 Canada/Central Enroll
Online Training 08:00 Canada/Pacific Enroll
Online Training 08:00 Canada/Eastern Enroll