Micro-segmentation is an emerging practice that is quickly becoming a critical facet of cloud security. Its objective is not only to prevent compromise, but also to deal with what happens after compromise occurs. The purpose of micro-segmentation is to isolate applications and services from one another in order to prevent attackers from achieving their goals—even if they succeed in initially breaching the organization’s IT defenses.
Deploying workloads in cloud environments comes with many benefits for businesses in terms of time to market, scalability, cost reduction and ease of use.
This is the third post in a series focused on cloud security fundamentals.