Implementing a Microservice in Go while exploring language-based security isolation enforcement

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1 Sep 2023

The idea of language based security is to utilise the programming language to enforce certain security guarantees on any programs created using it. For example, Wyvern ( enforces that only modules given to a particular module are accessible from within it - preventing unrestricted access to files, networks, or other resources. This project requires an implementation of a microservice (or several) where the task they perform is not important but how it is possible to utilise unauthorised network or other resource access is the focus of attention. Exploring then how Go (potentially with additional restrictions) can control the microservices potential access to various resources is the main point of this project and its write up.

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