Introduction to Google Cloud Armor

Security is an essential element of any cloud service. Everyone wants to know that their information will be safe. You can use Google Cloud Armor to protect your systems from web-based attacks. It can help mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and prevent common exploits like cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection (SQLi). Cloud Armor gives you enterprise-grade defense, whether your application is deployed on Google Cloud, on-premises, or in a multi-cloud architecture. This course explores Google's Cloud Armor service.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the features of Cloud Armor
  • Understand the differences between Standard and Plus tiers
  • Enable Cloud Armor protection
  • Create security policies
  • Add WAF rules

Intended Audience

  • GCP Network and Security Engineers
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification (such as the Professional Data Engineer exam)


  • Basic knowledge about networking and TCP/IP
  • Access to a Google Cloud Platform account

Hello and welcome to “Introduction to Google Cloud Armor”.  My name is Daniel Mease and I'll be taking you through this course.  I am a trainer at Cloud Academy with over 20 years of software and web development experience.

This course is intended for:

  • GCP Network Engineers
  • GCP Security Engineers
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification

After completing this course, you will be able to answer the following questions:

The following prerequisites will helpful:

  • Basic knowledge about networking and TCP/IP
  • Access to a Google Cloud Platform account

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About the Author
Learning Paths

Daniel began his career as a Software Engineer, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. After twenty years of dealing with insufficient training and fragmented documentation, he decided to use his extensive experience to help the next generation of engineers.

Daniel has spent his most recent years designing and running technical classes for both Amazon and Microsoft. Today at Cloud Academy, he is working on building out an extensive Google Cloud training library.

When he isn’t working or tinkering in his home lab, Daniel enjoys BBQing, target shooting, and watching classic movies.