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The three Rs of security

Last updated : May 15, 2018
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May 2018
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Traditional approaches to enterprise security often emphasize locking things down and slowing the pace of change. However, we know that the more time an attacker has to compromise a system, the greater the potential damage. The three Rs of enterprise security — rotate, repair and repave — take advantage of infrastructure automation and continuous delivery to eliminate opportunities for attack. Rotating credentials, applying patches as soon as they're available and rebuilding systems from a known, secure state — all within a matter of minutes or hours — makes it harder for attackers to succeed. The three Rs of security technique is made feasible with the advent of modern cloud-native architectures. When applications are deployed as containers, and built and tested via a completely automated pipeline, a security patch is just another small release that can be sent through the pipeline with one click. Of course, in keeping with best distributed systems practices, developers need to design their applications to be resilient to unexpected server outages. This is similar to the impact of implementing Chaos Monkey within your environment.

Nov 2017
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Traditional approaches to enterprise security often emphasize locking things down and slowing the pace of change. However, we know that the more time an attacker has to compromise a system, the greater the potential damage. The three Rs of enterprise security — rotate, repair and repave — take advantage of infrastructure automation and continuous delivery to eliminate opportunities for attack. Rotating credentials, applying patches as soon as they're available and rebuilding systems from a known, secure state — all within a matter of minutes or hours — makes it harder for attackers to succeed. The three Rs of security technique is made feasible with the advent of modern cloud-native architectures. When applications are deployed as containers, and built and tested via a completely automated pipeline, a security patch is just another small release that can be sent through the pipeline with one click. Of course, in keeping with best distributed systems practices, developers need to design their applications to be resilient to unexpected server outages. This is similar to the impact of implementing Chaos Monkey within your environment.

Published : Nov 30, 2017

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