IDG Contributor Network: Attack and response: Cloud-native cybersecurity vs. virtual machine security

Which is more secure: virtual machines (VMs) or containers? The truth is that securing containers and cloud-native workloads is different than securing VMs, and it all starts with understanding attack and response and the ever-evolving nature of threats.

For years, the security ecosystem has been in response mode. When an attack happens, the immediate reaction is to ensure security elements put in place can help prevent those attack behaviors in the future. Yet today, vulnerabilities exist in 35 percent of websites, according to a 2016 Symantec Internet Threat Report. More persistent, sophisticated and proliferating threats require security teams to rethink their approach.

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