David Strom

David Strom is an experienced editorial manager, blogger and professional speaker. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Network Computing magazine and has written two computer networking non-fiction books. He has worked for numerous B2B IT publications, websites and blogs.

Areas of Expertise

security, network infrastructure, application development

Recent Posts

4 container usage takeaways from the 2019 Sysdig report

4 container usage takeaways from the 2019 Sysdig report

You probably already knew that most of the containers created by developers are disposable, but did you realize that half of them are only around for less than five minutes? That and other fascinating details are available in the latest annual container report from Sysdig, a container security and orchestration vendor.

This is the company’s third such report. The results are obtained from their own instrumentation collected from a five-day period last month of the more than 2 million containers used by their own customers. This means the results could be somewhat skewed toward more experienced container developers.

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3 steps toward improving container security

3 steps toward improving container security

As developers increasingly make use of containers, securing them becomes more and more important. Gartner has named container security one of its top 10 concerns for this year in this report, which isn’t surprising given their popularity in producing lightweight and reusable code and lowering app dev costs.

In this article, I’ll look at the three basic steps involved in container security: securing the build environment, securing the underlying container hosts, and securing the actual content that runs inside each container. To be successful at mastering container security means paying attention to all three of these elements.

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