Evaluating the Importance of Cloud Native Security

Abhinav Anand | June 29, 2022 | 140 views | Read Time : 05:00 min

Importance of Cloud Native Security
As time goes on, an increasing number of businesses worldwide are taking their approach to digital transformation a step farther than their competitors, who are yet to explore the digital front as effectively. As a result, from corporate regulations and financial limits to compliance penalties and new attack vectors, security teams face increasing difficulties when businesses move and scale their apps and services across multiple clouds. The creation of cloud-native applications has also increased as more businesses ramp up their digital transformation initiatives.

Despite not having a clearly defined boundary to secure, contemporary distributed networks based in the cloud require network security. In addition, more sophisticated observability and security capabilities are also necessary due to the rising development and deployment of cloud-native apps.

Organizations must understand what security entails for each new layer of the application stack in order to better secure cloud-native applications. They must also understand that the entire development pipeline requires a security management toolkit.

In a perfect world, all cloud-native applications would secure every one of their endpoints and restrict access to only services or users with valid credentials. Every request for resources from an application should specify who is making it, their access role, and any privileges they may have.

The difficulty of keeping track of these assets, as well as the constantly changing nature of cloud resources, adds to the complexity. As they scale up, cloud-native solutions like serverless present new difficulties. In particular, serverless apps frequently have hundreds of functions, making it challenging to manage all this data and the services that utilize it as the program grows.

Due to this, resources must be immediately recognized as soon as they are produced and tracked through all modifications until they are no longer available.

Despite the complexity of cloud-native applications, the fundamentals of cybersecurity remain the same. Beyond the necessity of end-user training, it appears that the five pillars of zero trust are strikingly similar to the essentials of cybersecurity:
  • Network
  • Application workload
  • Identities
  • Data
  • Devices (physical security)

Although using the cloud benefits businesses, security flaws, mistakes, and incorrect configurations are common. Moreover, different approaches leave security weaknesses. Lack of insight and end-to-end context about risk further hinders your capacity to safeguard the cloud. Additionally, as cloud expansion and the rate of agile software deployment rise, the task is getting steadily more complicated. And nobody wants to give up growth or speed in the name of security.

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