Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Cloud

12/5/2018
12:00 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
Google+
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Google Cloud Security Command Center Now in Beta

The beta release of Google Cloud SCC will include broader coverage across the cloud platform and more granular access controls, among other features.

Google today released its Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC) in beta mode to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) users.

Cloud SCC was first announced and deployed in alpha mode back in March. Google's idea behind the tool was to give admins a single platform to view assets, vulnerabilities, and threats across the organization. Now, as part of the beta release, the team is adding new features.

For those who haven't tried it, Cloud SCC takes inventory of cloud assets, alerts to unwanted changes in those assets, and detects risky areas throughout the environment. Its findings are collected in a dashboard and data platform so admins have a clear look at their cloud security.

The beta release comes with coverage across a broader range of services: Cloud Datastore, Cloud DNS, Cloud Load Balancing, Cloud Spanner, Container Registry, Kubernetes Engine, and Virtual Private Cloud. Google has also added 13 identity and access management roles for more granular access control across Cloud SCC, and expanded client libraries like Java, Node, and Go.

Cloud SCC now also includes additional examples of how to create notifications when changes occur or trigger Cloud Functions from a Cloud SCC query, Google officials explain in a blog post on the news. Admins can view and search for new and deleted assets over a specific time period, better manage asset discovery, and self-serve onboarding with the GCP Marketplace.

GCP admins can use the beta release of Cloud SCC to evaluate security risks and vulnerabilities – for example, which cloud storage buckets are publicly accessible, which virtual machines have public addresses, and which firewall rules should have tighter permissions. Admins can also see whether users outside of their designated domain can access corporate resources, they note.

Asset inventory lets admins view resources for their entire GCP organization or limit their scope to specific projects and view new, deleted, and total assets for a particular time frame.

As part of this update, Cloud SCC integrates with Google's cloud security services (Data Loss Prevention API, Forseti, Cloud Security Scanner, and Google anomaly detection). It also connects with third-party cloud tools from Cavirin, Chef, and Redlock.

(Discovering non-org owners with access to cloud resources in Cloud SCC. Image: Google)

(Discovering non-org owners with access to cloud resources in Cloud SCC. Image: Google)

Related Content

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
7 Tips for Infosec Pros Considering A Lateral Career Move
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2020
For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/22/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
IT 2020: A Look Ahead
Are you ready for the critical changes that will occur in 2020? We've compiled editor insights from the best of our network (Dark Reading, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today and Network Computing) to deliver to you a look at the trends, technologies, and threats that are emerging in the coming year. Download it today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Organizations have invested in a sweeping array of security technologies to address challenges associated with the growing number of cybersecurity attacks. However, the complexity involved in managing these technologies is emerging as a major problem. Read this report to find out what your peers biggest security challenges are and the technologies they are using to address them.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2015-3154
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
CRLF injection vulnerability in Zend\Mail (Zend_Mail) in Zend Framework before 1.12.12, 2.x before 2.3.8, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via CRLF sequences in the header of an email.
CVE-2019-17190
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
A Local Privilege Escalation issue was discovered in Avast Secure Browser 76.0.1659.101. The vulnerability is due to an insecure ACL set by the AvastBrowserUpdate.exe (which is running as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) when AvastSecureBrowser.exe checks for new updates. When the update check is triggered, the...
CVE-2014-8161
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive column values by triggering constraint violation and then reading the error message.
CVE-2014-9481
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The Scribunto extension for MediaWiki allows remote attackers to obtain the rollback token and possibly other sensitive information via a crafted module, related to unstripping special page HTML.
CVE-2015-0241
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The to_char function in PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) large number of digits when processing a numeric ...