The world of IT is changing with a vast number of services moving from centralised servers to decentralised server providers the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With the concept of “serverless”, the services themselves are also becoming decentralised, meaning that they are broken down into smaller pieces called microservices. In his presentation, Andreas will explore the major benefits of going serverless, the challenges this approach to architecture presents to traditional IT security, and try to answer the question, “so why isn’t serverless super popular yet?” The presentation is based on an article published in the annual mnemonic Security Report (www.mnemonic.no/securityreport).
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Securing microservices in a serverless world
Andreas Claesson works at the European IT and information security company mnemonic as a Senior Security Consultant in their Technical Risk Services department. Based in Oslo, his main focus area is security assessments of cloud environments, which requires a different approach compared to traditional IT security. He has a background in software development giving him an extra dimension in his security work.