In some sense, I see security philosophy gradually going the way of the Unix philosophy. More specifically, within the areas of security operations and incident response, I believe that this transition has been underway for quite some time. What do I mean by this? Allow me to elaborate.
We recently debated at a technical forum what cloud native storage is, which led me to believe that this topic deserves a deeper discussion and more clarity.
First though, I first want to define what cloud native applications are, as some may think that containerizing an application is enough to make it “cloud-native.” This is misleading and falls short of enabling the true benefits of cloud native applications, which have to do with elastic services and agile development. The following three attributes are the main benefits, without which we’re all missing the point:
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