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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper



Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S.


Information Assurance and Information Systems


Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Abu Hussein, Abdullah

Second Advisor

Collen, Lynn A

Third Advisor

Mailewa, Akalanka B

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

SERVERLESS COMPUTING, Function as a Service


The advent of cloud computing has led to a new era of computer usage. Networking and physical security are some of the IT infrastructure concerns that IT administrators around the world had to worry about for their individual environments. Cloud computing took away that burden and redefined the meaning of IT administrators. Serverless computing as it relates to secure software development is creating the same kind of change. Developers can quickly spin up a secure development environment in a matter of minutes without having to worry about any of the underlying infrastructure setups. In the paper, we will look at the merits and demerits of serverless computing, what is drawing the demand for serverless computing among developers, the security and privacy issues of serverless technology, and detail the parameters to consider when setting up and using a secure development environment based on serverless computing


I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my advisor Dr. Abdullah, who has guided me throughout my paper. He has provided me with useful recommendations that had lead me a way to complete the paper. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Dr. Collen and Professor Akalanka, who provided me the valuable comments that helped me to improve my writing.