Managing Encryption on Google Cloud Platform

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Securing your cloud data is of utmost importance in today's digital landscape.This lesson will show you how to encrypt and decrypt your files using Cloud KMS. 

You will also learn how to securely store your passwords, API keys, and security tokens with Secret Manager. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what encryption is
  • Learn how to encrypt (and decrypt) your data on GCP
  • Discover how to generate and manage encryption keys
  • Know how to use Secret Manager

Intended Audience

  • Security Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Developers
  • Cloud Architects
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification


  • Access to a GCP account
About the Author
Daniel Mease, opens in a new tab
Google Cloud Content Creator
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.

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