Why should developers care about container security?

Why should developers care about container security?

Dec 30, 2023

Container scanning tools, industry publications, and application security experts are constantly telling us about best practices for how to build our images and run our containers. Often these non-functional requirements seem abstract and are not described well enough for those of us that don’t have an appsec background to fully understand why they are important.

Sr. Developer Advocate and Docker Captain, @ericsmalling goes over several of the most common practices, show examples of how your workloads can be exploited if not followed and, most importantly, how to easily find and fix issues when building containers BEFORE you ship them. Additionally, he discusses tactics to minimize exploit exposure by hardening runtime container and Kubernetes configurations.

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0:00 - Introduction

0:14 - Container challenges for devs

3:13 - Container exploit demo

9:46 - Catching vulnerable images with Snyk Container

15:56 - Snyk SCM integration and auto fix PRs

17:25 - Defense in depth for mitigating zero-days

18:29 - Hardening container Images

21:40 - Runtime configuration

24:53 - Kubernetes

29:02 - Key takeaways

30:41 - Wrapup

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