Google Cloud is pulling back the curtain on how it has implemented security protocols in its own microservices architecture in the hopes that others adopting cloud-native computing will have a roadmap to follow.
Today, Google released a white paper on BeyondProd, the company’s cloud-native security architecture. BeyondProd follows a security industry trend that seeks to broaden security beyond the focus of preventing attackers from entering a system.
“Modern security approaches have moved beyond a traditional perimeter-based security model, where a wall protects the perimeter and any users or services on the inside are fully trusted,” wrote Maya Kaczorowski, Google’s product manager for container security, and Brandon Baker, horizontal lead for cloud security, in a blog post. “In a cloud-native environment, the network perimeter still needs