Container Security

Posted on May 23, 2020 · 229 words · 2 minute read

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Containers play a vital role in modern software development, but their security is a critical concern in today’s digital landscape. This talk simplifies container security by emphasizing that containers are essentially well-organized processes running on your machine.


Containers have become a cornerstone of modern software development and deployment. However, understanding their security implications is crucial in an era where data breaches and vulnerabilities are ever-present concerns. We’ll start by exploring the fundamental concept that containers are fundamentally just efficient processes. They make use of key components in the Linux operating system, like namespaces and cgroups, to manage isolation. This technical exploration will help you grasp that containers are, at their core, nothing more than well-managed processes.

By the end of this talk, you’ll have a solid grasp of container security. You’ll be well-prepared to effectively deploy, manage, and secure your containers, ensuring their resilience in the face of potential security threats.

Technical requirements

  • Basic knowledge of cloud computing
  • Basic/intermediate knowledge about Linux and containers.

Who should attend

While there’s no minimum required experience to attend, this talk will best suited for:

  • Software Engineers
  • Security Engineers
  • Cloud Engineers
  • DevOps people
  • Incident response / penetration testers / hackers
  • Any person that wants to learn more about Containers, Docker and Virtualization technologies