The top 10 security challenges of serverless architectures

Blog Post created by Christo.1 Employee on Jan 18, 2018

Broken authentication and privileged access without cause are among the most common security concerns.


Serverless architectures, also known as function as-a-service (FaaS), are used in the enterprise to both build and deploy software and services without the need for in-house physical or virtual servers.

This kind of architecture has proven popular due to inherent scalability and compatibility with cloud services and includes AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM BlueMix Cloud Functions.

However, as noted in a new report by PureSec, it is not immune to the security issue, which impact more traditional server-based systems.

On Wednesday, the serverless architectures security firm released a new report detailing the most common security issues and challenges facing these systems today.

The report, titled "The Ten Most Critical Security Risks in Serverless Architectures," suggests that the following ten problems are causing security challenges today: (continue reading)