Containers are no longer the next big thing in the industry. They are mainstream now. This means they should be treated seriously and not like a novelty.
What are the main areas of concern when you want to add a new tool to your stack? For most of us stability, security, and observability are the things that matter the most. This article will focus on security.
You might recall that containers are isolated both from themselves and from the underlying Operating System. That fact may fool you into thinking that they are thus secure by design. This is only partly true. While containers themselves make it easier to design secure systems, the applications they host can make it easier or harder for an attacker to gain unauthorized access. What’s more, even if containers solve some security issues, they can introduce new ones. We will show you how to make sure you use containers in the best way possible.