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7/31/2019
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Google Cloud Debuts New Security Capabilities

Updates include Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise and general availability of password vaulted apps in Cloud Identity and G Suite.

Google Cloud is getting a few new capabilities and updates intended to secure data in the cloud, alert administrators to cloud-based threats, and protect users from targeted attacks.

Google is bringing its Advanced Protection Platform, designed to boost security for high-risk individuals, to G Suite, Google Cloud, and Cloud Identity customers. Businesses can opt to enroll users at greatest risk for targeted attacks — for example, C-level execs, IT administrators, and employees in industries like finance or government, which are typically more security-sensitive.

For these employees, Google enforces an extra set of security policies. The program automatically blocks access to third-party apps not verified by the company and has more detailed scanning of incoming mail for phishing attacks or malware. Participants are also required to use a FIDO security key, or other compatible hardware, to block account takeover. Google says the Advanced Protection Program will be available in beta within the coming days.

On a related note, Google's Titan Security Key, which launched in the US last year, will be made available in Japan, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom on the Google Store starting today. The Titan key can be used on any device that supports FIDO security keys.

Starting today, anomaly detection will be available in beta for G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education. G Suite Enterprise admins can automatically receive anomalous activity alerts in the G Suite alert center to learn about potential security risks, including data exfiltration or other policy violations related to suspicious external file sharing and downloads.

Support for password-vaulted apps will be generally available for Cloud Identity within the coming days. Cloud Identity and G Suite already allow single sign-on for apps using SAML and OIDC identity standards; now Google is bringing support for password-vaulted apps to Cloud Identity so businesses can continue supporting legacy apps that still require a username and password. The combination of standards-based and password-vaulted app support is intended to provide one-click access for users, as well as a single point of management and control for admins, Google officials explain in a blog post.

 

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sophiapage,
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8/7/2019 | 1:58:01 AM
Re: Google cloud
Thanks for sharing such useful ideas.
tdsan
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tdsan,
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8/1/2019 | 7:18:09 AM
Reviewed GCP setup
 
  • There is a section under GCP at the top of the screen where the user can enter the word "security", on the left it says "Security Command Center". What comes up, it says "to view this page select organization". What I found is it says "Select an Organization", when the org. is selected nothing happens
  • Under "Network Security, there are two policies {Cloud Armor and SSL Policies}, they ask to create policies, which are focused on Web applications where 403 forbidden is initiated
  • Binary Authorization API - mgmt for image deployment
  • Access Context Mgr - "Select an Organization" issue
  • VPC Service Controls - "Select an Organization" issue
  • Cryptographic keys - Allows the user to create key ring
  • Web Security Scanner - created a policy for scanning the existing server and this is what it said:
"One of the starting URLs is mapped to an IP address that is not reserved as static for this project; please check its DNS settings and External IP addresses section

So what I have found is that it is essential to create a project and Organizational group in order for the security aspects to work. Some of the security aspects have a lot of limitations.


Just something to think about.


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Lathaa103
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Lathaa103,
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8/1/2019 | 6:05:17 AM
Google cloud
Hi,

Thanks for the article which speaks on the new capabilities of the Google cloud. Before even planning to migrate the applications on the cloud it is good to go for <a href="https://www.cloudnowtech.com/services/cloud-consulting.html">cloud consulting services</a> providers to have an overall view of the services offered by different cloud providers.
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