5 keys to conquering container security

5 keys to conquering container security

When it comes to enterprise application development, security is still an afterthought, coming in right before a release is deployed. The rapid adoption of software containers presents a rare opportunity for security to move upstream (or in devops-speak, to facilitate its “shift left”) and become integrated early on and throughout the software delivery pipeline. However, most security teams don’t know what containers are, let alone what their unique security challenges might be.

Software containers can be thought of as lightweight virtual machines with much leaner system requirements. Containers share the host OS kernel during runtime, making them exceptionally light (only megabytes in size) — and fast. Containers take mere seconds to start, as opposed to a few minutes for spinning up a VM.  

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