PureSec Launches the First and Most Comprehensive Guide to Shed Light on Security Risks Related to Serverless Architectures.
[TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, January 17] PureSec Ltd, the leader in Serverless Architectures Security, today published a new research report unveiling the top ten most common security risks found in applications built on serverless architectures.
Serverless architectures (also referred to as “FaaS” - Function as a Service) enable organizations to build and deploy software and services without maintaining or provisioning any physical or virtual servers. Applications built using serverless architectures are suitable for a wide range of services, and can scale elastically as cloud workloads grow. From a software development perspective, organizations adopting serverless architectures can focus on core product functionality, and completely disregard the underlying operating system, application server or software runtime environment. The most common serverless architectures at the moment are AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions and IBM BlueMix Cloud Functions.
PureSec’s document, titled “The Ten Most Critical Security Risks in Serverless Architectures”, is the first and most comprehensive effort to classify the potential risks for applications built on serverless architectures. The report was written for both security and development audiences dealing with serverless applications, and goes well beyond pointing the risks. It provides mitigations, best-practices and a comparison between traditional applications to their serverless counterparts.
The Top Ten Risks listed in the document are:
“Serverless architectures have skyrocketed in the last couple of years with an annual growth rate of over 700%. Our research shows that serverless related software downloads experience exponential growth, yet at the same time there’s a huge gap in security knowledge around serverless, when compared to traditional applications” explained Ory Segal, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at PureSec. “After researching serverless architectures for months, working with partners and customers and collecting feedback from serverless aficionados, we compiled this top ten list to help organizations with adopting this new and promising technology, while staying secure.” Said Segal. “This document will be an ongoing effort, which will evolve over time as we collect more intelligence and knowledge on the risks involved with serverless architectures”.
You can download the document in the following link:
“The Ten Most Critical Security Risks in Serverless Architectures”
As the global leader in serverless architectures security, PureSec enables its customers to build and maintain secure and reliable serverless applications. The company’s end-to-end serverless security solution is the industry’s first and most comprehensive security protection for serverless architectures.
To learn how PureSec solutions and its team of serverless security experts are helping businesses to secure their serverless applications, please visit www.puresec.io, and follow @PureSecTeam on Twitter.