December 22, 2017

8 Takeaways from NIST’s Application Container Security Guide

Companies are leveraging containers on a massive scale to rapidly package and deliver software applications. But because it is difficult for organizations to see the components and dependencies in all their container images, the security risks associated with containerized software delivery has become a hot topic in DevOps. This puts the spotlight on Operations teams to find security vulnerabilities in the production environment.

Black Duck isn’t the only organization to identify this trend. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the “Application Container Security Guide” in September to address the security risks associated with container adoption.

Chances are, hackers are aware of the growing popularity of containers as well, which is why we compiled eight takeaways from NIST’s report on container security so you can be proactive about vulnerabilities in your production environment.

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