Container Security – A Panacea Becomes a Vulnerability
Containers are helping enterprises develop, deploy, and deliver their applications faster — providing greater agility and efficiency over traditional software development methodologies. While adoption is increasing rapidly, container security challenges are slowing container deployments in production.
DayBlink’s latest position paper focuses on how to find the highest value and easiest to implement container security initiatives so that you can realize their benefits sooner and minimize risks.
Over the past 5 years, container-based architecture has become the unquestionable standard for nearly all applications. Yet, less than half of organizations classify their security strategy for containers as Intermediate or Advanced. In addition, executives cite security as the top concern for why containers have not been more widely adopted by their firms. For many companies, containerization may be the doorway to digital transformation as it enables enterprises to develop, deploy, and deliver their applications faster — providing greater agility and efficiency over traditional software development methodologies. However, the many benefits of containers will not be realized without improved security practices that assuage decision-makers’ security fears and allow them to comfortably provide the green light to containerized production workloads. This paper considers the challenges that enterprises face as they adopt this new technology and offers suggestions to building a better container security strategy.
About the Authors
Zachary White is a Senior Consultant within DayBlink’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence specializing in private, public, and hybrid cloud strategy, cloud security, and cloud application deployments. He is based in the Vienna, Virginia office.
Shelby Balius is a Manager within DayBlink’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence specializing in Organizational Transformation. She is based in the Vienna, Virginia office.
Justin Whitaker is a Partner and Practice Lead of DayBlink’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and is based in the Vienna, Virginia office.