Docker Security - Quick Reference
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Docker Security - Quick Reference

For DevOps Engineers

About the Book

The security defaults of Docker are established to get you up and running ("just work") quickly, rather than being the most secure. There are many default configurations that can be improved upon. This book will help you do just that.

Covering the risks and countermeasures of Docker security, based on Kim's own personal experience with Docker environments and discussions with Docker Security Team Lead Diogo Mónica.

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"The Docker security book saved me hours of time researching this myself. I was able to harden the security of our Docker images without wasting any time." - CR

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About the Author

Kim Carter
Kim Carter

Technologist / Engineer, Information Security Professional, Entrepreneur, creator of PurpleTeam, and the founder of BinaryMist Ltd. OWASP NZ Chapter Leader. Certified Scrum Master. Facilitator, mentor and motivator of cross functional, self managing teams. With a solid 20 years of commercial industry experience across many domains, Kim enjoys teaching others how to apply information security to their Agile processes, bringing the security focus up front where it's the cheapest to implement, increasing profit and reducing costs. Organiser of two information security conferences (OWASP NZ Day and Christchurch Hacker Con), International trainer, speaker, and Software Engineering Radio podcast host, focusing on:

  1. Software and network architecture
  2. Web development and engineering
  3. Information security

Kim is also a regular blog poster at Kim loves designing and creating robust software and networks, breaking software and networks, then fixing them and helping organisations increase productivity.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Description
    • Purpose
    • Reason
  • Introduction
  • 1. Habitat
    • Consumption from Registries
    • Doppelganger images
    • The Default User is Root
  • 2. Hardening Docker Host, Engine and Containers
    • Haskell Dockerfile Linter
    • Lynis
    • Docker Bench
    • CoreOS Clair
    • Banyanops collector
    • Anchore
    • TwistLock
    • Possible contenders to watch
    • Namespaces (Risks)
    • Namespaces (Countermeasures)
    • Control Groups (Risks)
    • Control Groups (Countermeasures)
    • Capabilities (Risks)
    • Capabilities (Countermeasures)
    • Linux Security Modules (Risks)
    • Linux Security Modules (Countermeasures)
    • SecComp (Risks)
    • SecComp (Countermeasures)
    • Read-only Containers
  • 3. runC and Where it Fits in
    • Using runC Standalone
  • 4. Application Security
  • Additional Resources
  • Attributions
    • Cover
    • Habitat
    • Habitat - Risks
    • Hardening Docker Host, Engine and Containers - Risks
    • Hardening Docker Host, Engine and Containers - Countermeasures
    • runC and Where it Fits in
    • Application Security

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