Introducing Certificate Authority Service: Securing Applications with Private CAs and Certificates
5 hours ago, googlecloud

Digital certificates underpin identity and authentication for many networked devices and services. Recently, we’ve seen increased interest in using public key infrastructure (PKI) in DevOps and device management, particularly for IoT devices. But one of the most fundamental problems with PKI remains—it’s hard to set up Certificate Authorities (CA), and even harder to do it reliably at scale. To help, we’re announcing Certificate Authority Service (CAS), now in beta, from Google Cloud—a highly sc...

Achieve least privilege with less effort using IAM Recommender
5 hours ago, googlecloud

As cloud adoption grows, we’re seeing exponential growth in cloud resources. With this we’re also seeing growth in permissions, granted to humans and workloads, to access and change those resources. This introduces potential risks, including the misuse of privileges, that can compromise your organization’s security.To mitigate these risks, ideally every human or workload should only be granted the permissions they need, at the time they need them. This is the security best practice known as “lea...

A better, safer normal: Helping you modernize security in the cloud or in place
5 hours ago, googlecloud

During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations expected a slowdown in their digital transformation efforts. Instead, we saw many enterprises accelerate their use of cloud-based services to help them manage and address emerging priorities in the new normal, which includes a distributed workforce and new digital strategies. Today, to kick off our Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir Security Week, we’re sharing the latest on some unique and powerful capabilities to help you simpl...

Introducing CAS: Securing applications with private CAs and certificates
5 hours ago, googlecloud

Digital certificates underpin identity and authentication for many networked devices and services. Recently, we’ve seen increased interest in using public key infrastructure (PKI) in DevOps and device management, particularly for IoT devices. But one of the most fundamental problems with PKI remains—it’s hard to set up Certificate Authorities (CA), and even harder to do it reliably at scale. To help, we’re announcing Certificate Authority Service (CAS), now in beta, from Google Cloud—a highly sc...

Google Cloud AI and Harvard Global Health Institute Collaborate on new COVID-19 forecasting model
1 day ago, googlecloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the world, from changing the way we live to driving extraordinary acts of human compassion. Nowhere have both the disruption and perseverance been more evident than among the front-line workers who continue to respond tirelessly.In partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute, Google Cloud is releasing the COVID-19 Public Forecasts to serve as an additional resource for first responders in healthcare, the public sector, and other impac...

Session guide: Get the most out of Next OnAir Security Week
1 day ago, googlecloud

With new threats, constantly evolving regulations, and the need to secure increasingly decentralized environments, keeping your organization safe and compliant keeps getting more complex. This year, COVID-19 has impacted all of us in multiple ways—including in how we think about and manage security. Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir has a range of sessions on ways we can help secure your organization in today’s new normal. If you haven’t registered yet, no problem. Just head to the Next OnAir website...

Getting to know Looker: How LookML can simplify BI workflows
1 day ago, googlecloud

Business intelligence workflows at any organization can help the business make better decisions, like where to expand your company and how to most effectively deploy your resources. My work as a data analyst, open data advocate, and former lead of the Google Cloud Public Datasets Program has given me a broad view into how data teams develop their business intelligence workflows. I’ve been fortunate to work with data analysis teams across numerous industries, including retail, weather, financial ...

New features and resources that help make the business case to switch to Chrome Enterprise
4 days ago, googlecloud

Whether their businesses are making strategic shifts or supporting a growing remote workforce, IT departments have been the stabilizing force keeping workers productive, secure, and happy in 2020. And many rely on the cloud to help them reduce high-maintenance infrastructure, enable flexible working environments, and maintain the highest level of security for their employees. According to a recent study conducted by Forrester, 85% of enterprises either have a cloud-first strategy or are prioriti...

Infrastructure for all: What happened at Next OnAir this week
4 days ago, googlecloud

Week three of Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir was all about our best-in-class cloud infrastructure, and how to use it to easily run your most demanding applications. From opening remarks from VP of Cloud Infrastructure Brad Calder, Networking GM Shailesh Shukla, and Compute GM June Yang, to deep dives from Google Cloud experts, to breakout sessions from customers, there was a lot to take in. Key announcements from the weekGoogle Cloud’s global footprint continues to expand. On Tuesday, we announced...

Security, privacy, and compliance resources for Healthcare and Life Sciences customers
5 days ago, googlecloud

In response to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, the healthcare and life sciences (HCLS) industry has entered a cycle of rapid transformation and innovation. Healthcare providers are  working overtime to provide the best and most efficient care possible, protect employees, and streamline business operations. Google Cloud has partnered with many of our healthcare and life sciences customers to provide support, including telehealth and remote productivity solutions, access to public dat...

Cloud Run adds support for gradual rollouts and rollbacks
5 days ago, googlecloud

Like all developers, you want the confidence that your next deployment will be healthy.But deploying immediately to 100% of the traffic can be risky in the event something goes wrong. A best practice is to roll out changes gradually and observe any regressions or errors that might occur in the new version of the code. In fact, at Google, we do rollouts over four days for many of our components.Cloud Run, our fully managed container compute platform, now allows you to have more control over the r...

Preventing lateral movement in Google Compute Engine
5 days ago, googlecloud

When organizations move to Google Cloud, a question we often hear from security operations teams is, “How can we prevent compromises in our deployments and better defend against lateral movement?” With lateral movement, an attacker can move within a system after an initial compromise and gain access to even more sensitive data. To prevent lateral movement and keep your organization secure, we recommend taking a “defense in depth” approach, which helps protect users and data with multiple layers ...

How SimplyDelivery helps restaurants deliver great food quickly and profitably
5 days ago, googlecloud

Editor’s note:Today’s post comes from Björn Wisnewski and Ronny Rohland, whose love for food and technology led them to create SimplyDelivery, a management software that helps restaurateurs optimize their online ordering and delivery services using Google Maps Platform.Getting a meal delivered to your doorstep at the touch of a screen is now a much-loved expectation of the digital age. But like many conveniences, many things need to happen behind the scenes to make it work. Among these: a speedy...

Google breaks AI performance records in MLPerf with world's fastest training supercomputer
6 days ago, googlecloud

Fast training of machine learning (ML) models is critical for research and engineering teams that deliver new products, services, and research breakthroughs that were previously out of reach. Here at Google, recent ML-enabled advances have included more helpful search results and a single ML model that can translate 100 different languages.The latest results from the industry-standard MLPerf benchmark competition demonstrate that Google has built the world’s fastest ML training supercomputer. Us...

A Cloud developer advocate’s top infrastructure sessions at Next OnAir
6 days ago, googlecloud

It's week 3 of Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir, and this week is all about infrastructure and operations. This is an exciting space where we have both mature services and rapid improvements. We have a bunch of great talks this week and I hope you will enjoy them and learn a lot!After checking out the talks below, if you have questions, I’ll be hosting a developer and operator focused recap and Q&A session as part of our weekly Talks by DevRel series this Friday at 9 AM PST. Our APAC team will also ...

In hybrid and multi-cloud environments, the network really matters
6 days ago, googlecloud

According to recent research1, among organizations adopting public cloud, a full 70% say that they will use a combination of public cloud and on-premises data centers. At the same time, 21% of business users reported that poor network connectivity negatively impacts web or cloud-based application performance2. How can you ensure that your hybrid or multi-cloud deployment doesn’t suffer from such a fate? Networks, clearly, are the foundation of a successful digital transformation. Yet with the gr...

Helping teach a community cloud skills with Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer certification
1 week ago, googlecloud

“Unconventional” doesn’t begin to describe Joy Payton’s career path in technology. Before becoming the Data Education Supervisor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an adjunct faculty member at Yeshiva University, Joy spent 10 years working as a full-time volunteer in prisons, schools, and homeless shelters across Spain, Bolivia, and El Salvador. While Joy was always interested in tech, her time volunteering showed her the power of education and its ability to change people’s lives at...

New Private Service Connect simplifies secure access to services
1 week ago, googlecloud

As the use of cloud services increases and matures, organizations want to streamline the process of securely connecting to services at scale. But for different domains to communicate, cloud and network architects have traditionally spent a lot of time exchanging infrastructure-level information like IP addresses and coordinating subnets with technologies such as VPC peering. They also have to manage complex routing topologies across different networks and organizations. This can be challenging f...

Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir—delivering infrastructure for all your apps
1 week ago, googlecloud

The applications you run on Google Cloud rely on extensive amounts of infrastructure, deployed around the world, in dozens of data centers, across hundreds of points of presence, and connected by a system of high-capacity fiber optic cables that encircle the globe. Inside our data centers, you’ll find the latest compute, storage and network systems and services on which to run a wide variety of workloads—from lightweight microservices to high performance computing to demanding enterprise applica...

Google Cloud Armor: Introducing 3 key features to protect your websites and applications
1 week ago, googlecloud

With the seemingly never-ending list of threats, keeping your websites and applications secure is a constant challenge. At Google, we strive to help you operate your mission critical workloads securely and efficiently, while reducing toil along the way. Over the first half of this year we’ve made several critical features and capabilities generally available for Google Cloud Armor, includingWAF rules, geo-based access controls, a custom rules language, support for CDN Origins servers, and suppor...

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