Security Microservices – a new trend
Security microservices are microservices that provide security functionality, such as encryption and authentication, to calling applications. A wide range of ‘serverless’ microservices, typically via RESTful web-services APIs, are becoming common in the Cloud and in internal architectures. They bring rich functionality to multiple disparate applications, relieving these individual applications from having to create dedicated infrastructure for various functionality. This is increasingly also true of security services, including Hardware Security Module (HSM) based services. One important benefit is improved security, because strong security functionality is more readily available for applications to easily consume. This talk will include discussion of some specific examples of security microservices.