If you’re building an application, you want to ensure it’s reliable, consistent, and rapidly deployable in any cloud environment. That’s what containers are used for — packaging instructions into a digital object for reuse. Without them, you’ll struggle to run some application components from server to server. But when you deploy containers, there are security risks that you should be aware of and can mitigate. Malicious web actors can infiltrate them and seed all kinds of corruption, stealing data, and disrupting your organization.
In Fortra’s Alert Logic team, we like to start with the constituent or architectural building blocks for container security. That’s because containers have a life cycle: They must be run, executed, and operated. You have to take everything that makes this a reality into consideration.