'Secure by Default': Docker's Container Security Messaging

‘Secure by Default’: Docker’s Container Security Messaging

Containers are not only “secure by default.” They’re more secure than virtual machines. This, at least, is the thesis that Docker is pushing as container technology matures. Is it accurate? For the ...
Container Security: Who's Doing It and How It Will Evolve

Container Security: Who’s Doing It and How It Will Evolve

As Docker has grown in popularity, so has the number of container security platforms available to help harden Docker environments against attack. Here’s an overview of the container security landscape today and ...
StackRox Unveils Security Platform for Containers

StackRox Unveils Security Platform for Containers

An IT security platform specifically designed for container environments was unveiled this week by StackRox. Wei Lien Dang, vice president of product for StackRox, says existing IT security platforms don’t provide any ...
The Inherent Security Benefits of Docker Containers

The Inherent Security Benefits of Docker Containers

Most blog posts about Docker security focus on how to make containers more secure. But it’s also worth appreciating the inherent security benefits that come with containers. Keep reading for insights on ...
Microservices Security: New Approaches for DevOps

Microservices Security: New Approaches for DevOps

Gone are the days of monolithic applications that run on dedicated machines. Instead, modern applications are being designed and deployed around microservices, containers and mixed-cloud environments. These environments give developers and DevOps ...
Microservices Security Primer: How to Secure Microservices APIs

Microservices Security Primer: How to Secure Microservices APIs

If you use Docker containers or other microservices to host your apps, you probably rely heavily on APIs. And if you want to run those apps in production, securing the APIs is ...
A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

2016 was a big year for the virtual container space, and 2017 looks even more promising. The industry saw tremendous growth and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Containers, being still ...
SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

Google “SecDevOps” and the results show that security teams are ready and willing to jump on the DevOps bandwagon. DevOps folks talk a lot about “shifting left,” i.e., addressing issues earlier in ...
Container Security Needs to Be Easy

Container Security Needs to Be Easy

We are all familiar by now with the promised benefits of deploying applications with Docker containers. These include: Significant scalability and agility improvements, Predictable performance and resource isolation, and Application portability and ...
Container Security: Why Bother?

Container Security: Why Bother?

Are containers secure? Probably not. But knowing each approach’s strengths and risks—and available options—could help ease adoption. Such a decision requires two primary considerations: Containers do not provide the same level of ...