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Best Practices for Application Security in the Cloud

Mar 14, 2022

The future of application security is in the cloud. Software development and application deployment continue to move from on-premise to various types of cloud environments. While the basics of application security (AppSec) carry over from on-premise, the cloud introduces new areas of complexity and a new set of requirements.

AppSec best practices for the cloud are somewhat different from standard AppSec best practices. Cloud applications tend to be more segmented into different services and are more likely to use other cloud services, delivered via API, to compose application functionality. AppSec teams may need to coordinate with security and ops teams from cloud service providers (CSPs) to ensure proper coverage and to adapt cloud-specific best practices. We'll cover AppSec cloud best practices and offer a basic framework on how to think about cloud AppSec.