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Are Your Containers Secure?
Container technology adoption has experienced a rapid upward surge over the past few years. But now that it has gained a serious foothold in the enterprise, questions are beginning to arise about container security. Perhaps the fundamental question is, just how secure are containers?
Most seem to think containers are secure; that they somehow contain magical powers when it comes to malware protection. But Dan Walsh, a Senior Engineer at Red Hat, says IT managers need to stop assuming that Docker and the Linux kernel protect you from malware.
Unfortunately, few appear to have heeded that warning. The 2021 Cloud Native Security Survey by Aqua Security found only 3% of respondents recognized that a container, in and of itself, was not a security boundary. Only 24% of respondents had plans in place to deploy the necessary building blocks for runtime security.