Cloud Audit Logging with Philip O'Toole and Oscar Guerrero
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This week, Mark Mirchandani and Priyanka Vergadia learn all about Cloud Audit Logging with fellow Googlers Philip O’Toole and Oscar Guerrero. Our guests explain the importance of Cloud Audit Logs to keep track of your GCP resources so you know who, what, where, and when things were done. Our guests explain the types of logs GCP offers and why each is important for security. The interview continues with a discussion the various other benefits of audit logging, including proof of compliance and measuring of risk.

Because audit logs have the ability to create more data than some businesses can use, Philip and Oscar help our listeners understand how to choose the correct logging services for their needs, and we learn how Cloud Logging can help users digest their data. Philip describes how audit logs and event driven systems can benefit businesses, explaining how event driven systems can be built and pushed with GCP. Oscar continues the conversation with audit logging in G Suite. The Cloud Logging team is continuing to expand offerings, so be on the lookout!

Philip O’Toole

Philip O’Toole is an Engineering Manager at Google Pittsburgh, leading development teams working on GCP’s Cloud Logging Platform, including Audit Logging. Prior to Google, he led development teams at InfluxDB, Loggly, and Riverbed Technology. You can find him on the web.

Oscar Guerrero

Oscar Guerrero is a Product Manager at Google New York, focused on Data Privacy and Compliance, in particular Audit Logging. Prior to Google, he consulted on Cloud based Financial Risk systems and was a Program Manager at Microsoft in Commerce, Xbox, and Cloud Recommendations.

Cool things of the week
  • The new Google Cloud region in Jakarta is now open blog
  • Cloud SQL database instances now discounted blog
    • Beyond Your Bill videos
    • Understanding and analyzing your committed use discounts video
  • Now available: Next OnAir ‘20 schedule, sessions, learning, and resources blog
Interview
  • Cloud Audit Logs site
  • Cloud Audit Logs Documentation site
  • Cloud Logging site
  • Cloud Logging Documentation site
  • BigQuery site
  • Google Cloud Storage site
  • Operations (formerly Stackdriver) site
  • Chronicle site
  • Splunk site
  • G Suite audit logging information guide
  • Google G Suite to Splunk HEC Configuration blog
  • Anthos site
Tip of the week

This week, we have a tip from our Customer Engineering friend, Anthony Bushong, about audit logging in Kubernetes. You can find great documentation on this here and here.

What’s something cool you’re working on?

Cloud Bytes launched on Sunday and the 2nd episode of the Drawing Board launched late last week! Continuing to work on these.

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