10 Layers of Linux Container Security

Containers provide an easy way to package applications and deliver them seamlessly from development to test to production. This helps ensure consistency across a variety of environments, including physical servers, virtual machines (VMs), or private or public clouds. These benefits are leading organizations to rapidly adopt containers in order to easily develop and manage the applications that add business value.

Enterprises require strong security, and anyone running essential services in containers will ask, “Are containers secure?” and “Can we trust containers with our applications?”

Securing containers is a lot like securing any running process. You need to think about security throughout the layers of the solution stack before you deploy and run your container. You also need to think about security throughout the application and container lifecycle.

Try these 10 key elements to secure different layers of the container solution stack and different stages of the container lifecycle.

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