By David B. Cross, Cloud Security Engineering Director
So many sessions, so little time. Google Cloud Next ’17, taking place next month, features over 200 breakout sessions; many geared directly at security professionals. If you only have time on your schedule for a few security breakouts, here are the ones you can’t afford to miss.
For a foundation in how we help secure Google Cloud Platform (GCP) — and for a peek at the various security threats Google grapples with day in and day out — check out “Lessons learned from securing both Google and Google Cloud customers.” Here, Andy Chang, Google Senior Product Manager, will discuss the various layers of Google security, its security team and what it’s learned from preventing, detecting and responding to cyber attacks over the years.
Now that you better understand our security features, learn how to attach your on-prem environment to Google Cloud via Virtual Private Cloud. In “How to create a secure, private environment in the cloud and on-prem with Google Cloud Virtual Private Clouds,” Ines Envid, Google Product Manager, and Neha Pattan, Software Engineer, will show you how to build a sandbox to run your cloud workloads alongside on-prem applications, as well as how to integrate with GCP’s machine learning, big data and storage services.
More and more, building cloud applications means building mobile applications. In “Security first for a mobile first strategy,” director of Android security Adrian Ludwig discusses the multiple layers of protection that the Android platform provides to help keep business and personal information safe.
We do our part on the backend, but it’s up to you to write quality apps. In “Designing secure UX into your products,” Google senior developer advocate Mandy Waite discusses best practices you should follow when building apps and services, plus how Google protects against threats like malware and phishing attacks.
At a fundamental level, for many of our customers, keeping their business safe is rooted in protecting email. In “Trends in data security,” Gilad Golan, Google Director for Security and Data Protection, and Nicolas Lidzborski, Staff Software Engineer, describe our latest innovations in email security — and how you can apply those to your organization.