Microservices Transformed DevOps - Why Security Is Next

Microservices fundamentally changed the way we build modern applications. Before microservices, engineers had a small number of huge chunks of code that made up their application. Many apps were a single monolith of code, and some might have been broken out into a frontend, backend and database. So, when a team needed to update or patch their code, they had to do it slowly and with great care because any change to any part affected every other part of their app.

Mapping vulnerabilities to microservices with Snyk and OpsLevel

John Laban is the Founder & CEO at OpsLevel. This blog post originally appeared on the OpsLevel blog. Snyk is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for businesses that want to build security into their continuous software development processes. And with their developer-first tooling and best-in-class security intelligence, it’s no surprise.

Snyk Container meets Cloud Native Buildpacks: Cloud Native Application Security the right way

So you’re running microservices in containers? Congratulations! This is an important step towards meeting those business needs around delivering applications to the hands of your customers as soon as possible. But how can we mitigate any potential risks associated with faster software deployment? Simple, with Snyk.

Easily map Snyk vulnerabilities to Cortex services

Snyk is a developer-first, cloud native security platform that scans for vulnerabilities across code, dependencies, containers, and infrastructure as code. Snyk does a great job of surfacing vulnerabilities in your codebase, but it can often be challenging to map these issues back to actual services and their owners. Fortunately, Snyk’s robust API can be used to tune Snyk to integrate into solutions designed to help engineering teams understand and improve their service-oriented architecture.

5 OPA Deployment Performance Models for Microservices

If you’re responsible for a microservices app, you may be familiar with the idea of a “latency budget.” This is the maximum latency, measured as total request time, that you need for the app to work, in order to meet your SLAs and keep stakeholders happy. For a stock trading or financial services app, this budget might be the barest of microseconds.

How Microservices Impact Your App Security

An IBM survey of IT executives, developer executives, and developers found that 87% of microservices users agreed that microservices adoption is worthwhile. Microservices are popular with both technology leaders and developers, making them a highly effective tool for businesses of all sizes. Microservices have many uses, and security is one area where micro services can both help — and harm.

Tips for minimizing security risks in your microservices

Organizations are increasingly turning to microservices to facilitate their ongoing digital transformations. According to ITProPortal, more than three quarters (77%) of software engineers, systems and technical architects, engineers and decision makers said in a 2020 report that their organizations had adopted microservices. Almost all (92%) of those respondents reported a high level of success.

Microservices, Containers and Kubernetes in 10 minutes

What is a microservice? Should you be using microservices? How are microservices related to containers and Kubernetes? If these things keep coming up in your day-to-day and you need an overview in 10 minutes, this blog post is for you. Fundamentally, a microservice is just a computer program which runs on a server or a virtual computing instance and responds to network requests.

Microservices Architecture: Security Strategies and Best Practices

Over the past few years enterprises and industry leaders have been steadily adopting microservices to drive their business forward. At this point, companies like Amazon, and Google, to name a few, must agree that the microservices style of architecture is much more than a passing trend. Along with the many benefits of updating monolith systems to microservices architecture, there are also new security challenges that organizations need to address.

Using Open Policy Agent for cloud-native app authorization

How companies like Netflix, Pinterest, Yelp, Chef, and Atlassian use OPA for ‘who-and what-can-do-what’ application policy. In the cloud-native space, microservice architectures and containers are reshaping the way that enterprises build and deploy applications. They function, in a word, differently than traditional monolithic applications.