Going Serverless? Common Serverless Security Issues and Best Practices by Aaron Chichioco


Serverless computing, also known as functions-as-a-service (FaaS), is an emerging web application development trend that offers plenty of advantages over traditional cloud-based architecture: lower operational costs, simplified processes, greater flexibility and scalability, and faster deployment.  Developers never have to manage servers, as the vendor automatically runs the code for them. FaaS providers also charge web developers only for the resources they use. Going serverless fits in the digital agenda of chief information officers worldwide. In the 2018 Deloitte global CIO survey, 69% of IT executives identified “process automation and transformation” as their top strategic priority.  However, no matter how beneficial it is, serverless computing is just as vulnerable to security threats as cloud-based servers—but in different ways.  Security Issues and Challenges of Going Serverless Source: Pixabay from Pexels Before we go into the nitty-gritty of serverless security issues, let's acknowledge the fact that FaaS reduces risks involving servers, such as....

October 11, 2019


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