Small, Fast-moving Targets
Containerized workloads are the basic building blocks of modern day applications and services. And Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the code that stitches the workloads together to build a scalable application or business process. They are attractive targets for sophisticated adversaries that have time and skill to bypass traditional perimeter defenses and gain access to enterprise resources such as workloads, then they can easily move laterally and attack APIs. A moving-target defense (MTD) is a great strategy for protecting sensitive workloads and data. This article describes three components of an MTD for containerized workloads and data.