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6/14/2018
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Containerized Apps: An 8-Point Security Checklist

Here are eight measures to take to ensure the security of your containerized application environment.
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Secrets Management
Just like you have controls for securely managing secrets such as passwords, API keys, and tokens in other application environments, controls also are needed for managing them in a container environment.
'Many containerized applications need access to sensitive information, such as username and password,' Red Hat's Newcomer says. So you need a container platform that has the ability to support capabilities like encrypting secrets by default, automatically retrieving and injecting secrets when a container is started, and preventing containers from accessing secrets in other containers.
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Secrets Management

Just like you have controls for securely managing secrets such as passwords, API keys, and tokens in other application environments, controls also are needed for managing them in a container environment.

"Many containerized applications need access to sensitive information, such as username and password," Red Hat's Newcomer says. So you need a container platform that has the ability to support capabilities like encrypting secrets by default, automatically retrieving and injecting secrets when a container is started, and preventing containers from accessing secrets in other containers.

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6/23/2018 | 6:30:32 PM
Hypervisors?
Maybe this goes without saying, or possibly falls under config issues, but I would probably add that they be run on top of hypervisors for maximum tenancy security/isolation.
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6/19/2018 | 11:40:32 PM
Accountability
I imagine that there are some sort of RFID applications to this sort of bulk storage container management operations. Considering how much logistics there is to managing all of these moving parts in a shipping industry, I'm pretty sure that the owners of such businesses would want to ensure that there are better measures put in place to keep track of everything that moves in and out of the harbours! It's not just about security but accountability and profit too!
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