Security and microservices

  • Security
  • Microservices

Microservices give us many options. We can pick different technologies, mix synchronous and asynchronous integration techniques or embrace different deployment patterns. But they also give us different options for how we think about securing our systems.

Done right, and microservices can increase the security of your vital data and processes.

Done wrong, and you can increase the surface area of attack. This talk will discuss the importance of defence in depth, discussing the many different ways in which you can secure your fine-grained, distributed architectures.

The audience should come away with a working framework for thinking about application security, and also understand how microservices can help (or hinder) building a secure system.

Sam Newman


Sam Newman is interested in how different aspects of technology intersect, from development, to ops, to security, usability, and organisational structures. After 20 years in the industry, Sam now runs his own consulting and training company Sam Newman and Associates, focusing in the area of Microservices, Cloud and CI/CD.

Sam has worked with a variety of companies across multiple industries all over the globe, often with one foot in the developer world, and another in the IT operations space. He has written articles, presented at conferences, and sporadically commits to open source projects. Sam is the author of the bestselling Building Microservices from O'Reilly. 

We interviewed Sam. Read the interview!

  11:50 - 12:35
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