Five Ways to Bake in Smarter Security with Containers
Containers have generated plenty of fear, uncertainty, and doubt in the blogosphere about what’s needed to secure them. They are ephemeral, they are too numerous to count, they talk to each other (East-West) more than they communicate with the outside World (North-South), and they are typically part of a fast-moving continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) freight train. They also bring with them an ecosystem of additional tooling that also increases the attack surface.
At the same time, containers bring with them significant security benefits, depending on how you implement and configure your container environment. You can leverage many inherent security advantages as you move applications to containers – even if you’re porting a monolithic app and not yet adopting microservices.
Read about these five recommendations you can implement today to reduce your attack surface dramatically.