August 22, 2017

Microservices Security: New Approaches for DevOps

Apr 11, 2017 0 1272

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 teams tremendous flexibility, while at ...

A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

Jan 2, 2017 1 1819

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 relatively new, present challenges in ...

SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

Sep 13, 2016 0 1259

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 the development process. The phrase ...

Container Security Needs to Be Easy

Sep 8, 2016 0 2611

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 rapid deployment. However, as more ...

Container Security: Why Bother?

Aug 31, 2016 0 1646

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 isolation between apps running on ...

Monitor and Protect Docker Containers with Nessus 6.6

Apr 18, 2016 0 1811

Containers are great and provide organizations with the platform and tools necessary to develop and deploy applications more efficiently than traditional software applications or virtual machines. Containers also have the potential to exponentially increase your exposure to ...

Containers and Security Q&A: Putting a Lid on Risk

Apr 13, 2016 0 1661

There is an ongoing discussion today about how containers impact security. Most every development team is implementing (or at least talking about implementing) containers because there are so many benefits to containers when it comes to an ...

5 Docker Best Practices You Should Follow

Mar 21, 2016 3 12172

Docker is not the only container technology out there, but it is the de facto standard bearer for containers and it’s the most recognizable brand among the container players. Support for Docker has been integrated into a ...

CoreOS Adopts Security-Centric Approach to Containers

Mar 16, 2016 0 1202

What’s the big difference between CoreOS and Docker? The belief that the greatest dividends to be reaped from containers is security. That, at least, was the message from CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi in a recent talk about ...

Container Security Challenges: Are Container Scanners Enough?

Mar 3, 2016 0 1410

How secure are containers? Not very, according to open source company Red Hat, which has published a blog post blasting the container ecosystem for lacking good security processes. Here’s a synopsis of what Red Hat has to ...