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About This Modern Security Series Episode

Microservices are a great way to build software, but they bring their own security problems to the table. Compared to monolithic applications, microservice architectures are often significantly more complex, requiring us to think a little differently about how to build security in. Services are highly decoupled and governance is decentralized, often blurring the line for security duties between teams. This makes it really important to build the proper security controls into your architecture early, before things spin out of control (because, they will). Your team is empowered to move faster than ever and your mission is to help them do it securely.

In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges with securing microservices and present secure design tips to make security a seamless and frictionless part of scaling your architecture. Using real-world examples of successes and failures while building a microservice architecture, we will discuss what translates well from monolithic design to microservices, and the bad habits you should leave behind. At the end of this presentation, you’ll understand what separates microservices from traditional monolithic applications and understand the problem space from a secure architectural perspective.


Jack Mannino

CEO | nVisium

Jack Mannino (@jack_mannino) is the CEO of nVisium, a technology company focused on making secure development scale. Passionate about security and impossible to keep away from a keyboard, his expertise spans over 15 years of building, breaking, and securing software. Jack founded nVisium in 2009, and since then has helped the world's largest software teams enhance security across their software portfolios. He has spoken at conferences globally on topics such as secure design, mobile application security, and container orchestration.

James Wickett

Head of Research | Signal Sciences

Often found at the intersection of DevOps and security, James is the creator of gauntlt and the author of DevOps Fundamentals — a course on and LinkedIn Learning.


About the Modern Security Series

The Modern Security Series by Signal Sciences brings the best technologists around to present on modern security practices and approaches ranging from AppSec to DevOps.

Come each month and enjoy a fun and friendly presentation by some of the world’s foremost experts on topics that are shaping our industry for the future.

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