3 Application Security Predictions for 2018

As the cloud environment reaches maturity, it is increasingly becoming a security target. When it comes to cloud, security experts will need to decide who they can trust.Next year, if they haven’t done so already, companies will need to develop security guidelines for private and public cloud use and use a cloud decision model to apply rigor to cloud risks. A key component of those guidelines will be how to protect applications in the cloud.We at ShiftLeft would like to offer three cloud security predictions for 2018:1) Serverless computing will become mainstream.Serverless computing is becoming the preferred way to deploy new applications. Cloud-native architecture breaks down applications into multiple stateless and elastic micro-services architected around small serverless functions. The beauty of micro-services is that they can shrink or grow depending on demand. According to data from 451 Research, more than one-third of enterprises are using serverless technology in some form.Most organizations operate in a hybrid cloud environment. Security will have to adapt to this new reality because it is being driven by business need — to be able to get to market faster, respond to market needs faster, and innovate faster. Security cannot change the behavior of innovation; they can only adapt.With serverless computing,...
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The Need for Speed: Keeping Up with Cloud Application Security Demands

In today’s IT environment, the pressure is on application developers to get software to market as fast as possible. Security is often an afterthought, if it is thought of at all.Unfortunately, security has not kept up with the pace of that change. Legacy security tools were not designed for software that is developed so quickly.When you develop software rapidly, you need to find security issues quickly, fix them quickly, and repeat the process continually. The key to providing security in applications that are changing rapidly is by continuously improving the software.At this rapid pace of software development, you need to be able to prioritize security issues and fix the most critical ones first.This is where ShiftLeft can help. We are able to find security issues quickly from code and runtime analysis. We provide precise and accurate information, which means you can fix security issues quickly and continuously improve your software. That is how you keep one step ahead of hackers.ShiftLeft also enables security for DevOps through automation — the missing link to enable security in cloud environments.At ShiftLeft, we believe that security does not mean loss of agility or speed. In a cloud environment, it means exactly the opposite.As applications change quickly,...
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