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The best of Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir's Security Week for technical practitioners

August 5, 2020
Ian Lewis

Developer Advocate

Hello security aficionados! This is your week for Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir. There is a ton of content related to security coming out this week across a wide range of topics and audiences. 

With that in mind, here are some sessions that I think are particularly useful for security professionals and technical practitioners:

  • Take Control of Security with Cloud Security Command Center: Guillaume Blaquiere from Veolia, along with Kyle Olive and Andy Chang from Google Cloud demonstrate how to prevent, detect, and respond to threats in virtual machines, containers, and more using Cloud Security Command Center.

  • Authentication for Anthos Clusters: Google's Richard Liu and Pradeep Sawlani show you how to authenticate to Anthos clusters, including how to integrate with your identity providers using protocols such as OIDC and LDAP.

  • Minimizing Permissions Using IAM Recommender: Find out how Uber developed automation to minimize permissions org-wide from Uber's Senior Cloud Security Engineer Sonal Desai, along with Cloud IAM Product Manager Abhi Yadav.

Check out our full Security Session Guide for a look at everything going on this week. 

In addition to sessions, our weekly Talks by DevRel series is a great companion to the conference. Join our host Kaslin Fields for our security technical practitioner-focused recap, Q&A, and deep dive sessions by Sandro Badame and Stephanie Wong on Friday August 7th at 9 AM PST. For folks in Asia-Pacific, I will be hosting the APAC edition with our APAC team on Friday at 11 AM SGT.

If you want hands-on technical experience, we also have security-focused Study Jams available this week:

Security Week has something for everyone, so be sure to take a look at the full security session catalog for sessions that cover more, including security, compliance, and handling sensitive data.

Beyond this week, we also have a lot of exciting security learning opportunities coming over the rest of the summer. Application Modernization Week (starting on August 24th), in particular, has some interesting security-related sessions:

Security touches many different areas and practitioners need to be constantly learning, so check back on the blog every Monday from now until the first week of September for session guides, and be on the lookout for sessions, demos, and Study Jams in other weeks as well!

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