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AppSec in the World of 'Serverless'
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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6/22/2018 | 6:08:21 PM
Overwhelmed by servers and serverless = loss of data control
To a certain extent, "serverless" is becoming a fancy word for "cloud". And at some point, data has to get stored and processed on some server somewhere, serverless or no. The phenomenon you describe here is similar to the loss of data-control issues in an SDLC similar to those recently discussed on Dark Reading, here: darkreading.com/putting-the-s-in-sdlc-do-you-know-where-your-data-is/a/d-id/1331185
boristcell
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boristcell,
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6/25/2018 | 5:09:41 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by servers and serverless = loss of data control
Good points. To me, "serverless" is more a sub-category of "cloud." To be sure, security concerns using serverless also can apply to cloud services in general. The article you reference is a good description of thinking through data handling and controls in general, such as by the practice of storing passwords using bcrypt, rather than in cleartext to limit the damage of data loss. That applies regardless of what infrastructure or programming model one chooses. It goes to illustrate that in the end, security fundamentals don't change; the art is in the application of those principles as the landscape changes.


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