Deep Dive: Protecting Against Container Threats in the Cloud

A deep dive into securing containerized environments and understanding how they present unique security challenges.

Containers are self-contained pods representing complete, portable application environments. They contain everything an application needs to run, including binaries, libraries, configuration files and dependencies (Docker and Amazon Elastic, for instance, are two of the more well-known offerings).

Multiple containers can run on a shared infrastructure and use the same operating system kernel, but they’re abstracted from that layer and have little contact with the underlying hosting resources (which could be, for example, a public cloud instance).

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the free Threatpost eBook “Cloud Security: The Forecast for 2022.” In it we explore organizations’ top risks and challenges, best practices for defense, and advice for security success in such a dynamic computing environment, including handy checklists. Please download the FREE eBook for the full story]

The benefits of running cloud-based containers are varied and include the ability to easily spin applications up and down for users (think “write once, run everywhere” – a big boon for companies managing pandemic-related remote footprints). They also offer major infrastructure cost savings compared with managing applications on

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