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Container security scanning

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The container revolution instigated by Docker has massively reduced the friction in moving applications between environments but at the same time has blown a rather large hole in the traditional controls over what can go to production. The technique of container security scanning is a necessary response to this threat vector. Docker now provides its own security scanning tools, as does CoreOS, and we've also had success with the CIS Security Benchmarks. Whichever approach you take, we believe the topic of automated container security validation is of high value and a necessary part of PaaS thinking.

History for Container security scanning

Mar 2017
Assess?

The container revolution instigated by Docker has massively reduced the friction in moving applications between environments but at the same time has blown a rather large hole in the traditional controls over what can go to production. The technique of container security scanning is a necessary response to this threat vector. Docker now provides its own security scanning tools, as does CoreOS, and we've also had success with the CIS Security Benchmarks. Whichever approach you take, we believe the topic of automated container security validation is of high value and a necessary part of PaaS thinking.

Nov 2016
Assess?

The container revolution instigated by Docker has massively reduced the friction in moving applications between environments but at the same time has blown a rather large hole in the traditional controls over what can go to production. The technique of container security scanning is a necessary response to this threat vector. Docker now provides its own security scanning tools, as does CoreOS, and we’ve also had success with the CIS Security Benchmarks. Whichever approach you take, we believe the topic of automated container security validation is of high value and a necessary part of PaaS thinking.

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