6 security best practices for cloud-native applications

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The emergence of cloud-native architectures has dramatically changed the ways applications are developed, deployed, and managed. While cloud-native architectures offer significant benefits in terms of scalability, elasticity, and flexibility, they also introduce unique security challenges.

These challenges often diverge from those associated with traditional, monolithic applications. Understanding these nuances is crucial for developers, particularly because modern cloud-native applications are a blend of old and new security challenges that must be addressed comprehensively.

This article outlines six secure coding practices that are essential for building secure, resilient, and scalable cloud-native applications. These practices are not mere “nice to haves,” but foundational principles that contribute to the overall security posture of any cloud-native application.

6 security best practices for cloud-native Zero trust architecture Input validation Internet exposure control Secure file storage Principle of least privilege Log data masking Zero trust architecture

In the cloud-native ecosystem, the modular nature of microservices creates both an advantage and a challenge. When developing a microservice, one shouldn’t make assumptions about its consumption within the broader application context. The very essence of microservices is that they can be reusable, modular components. This means the same microservice, initially designed for a specific purpose within one application, could later be integrated into a

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