Application Security Terminology

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Microservices

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Microservices represent a decentralized approach to software development, where larger applications are broken down into smaller components, or microservices, and developed separately and concurrently. Working with microservices can help to increase the speed of development, provide more resilient applications and promote more efficient scaling.

The central idea behind microservices is that some types of applications become easier to build and maintain when they are broken down into smaller, composable pieces which work together. Each component is continuously developed and separately maintained, and the application is then simply the sum of its constituent components. 

Businesses are rapidly adopting the modern way of creating applications using a microservices based architecture. While microservices have speeded up the process of building software by offering an agile, scalable, and reliable way of composing large applications, they have also increased the attack surface because of the dozens of different microservices that make up an application.

The best way to secure these microservices are while they are in development by using static analysis. The cost to find and fix flaws is low, and shifting security considerations earlier in the SDLC affords the most impactful and cost-effective way to secure these microservices.

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