Is Docker secure? presented at grehack 2016

by Manideep Konakandla,

Summary : The concept of containerization was in Linux from ages in the form of jails, zones, LXC etc. but from the past 2 years the concept of containers gained tremendous recognition. The whole credit goes to "Docker" which made the concept of containerization very useful and handy by adding many benefits to previous container technologies. Tech giants like Redhat, Google, IBM, VMware etc. are not only the contributors to this most active open source project but also major users of it. Only Google spins up more than 2 billion containers per week, more than 3,300 containers per second. Inspired from Docker, Microsoft also started its container technology by extending its research project "Drawbridge". The affect of containers already impacted the virtual machine market and this impact is going to increase significantly in near future.
Security is always an important issue for any upcoming technology and Docker is no exception to it. This presentation starts with brief introduction to containers vs. virtualization technology, Docker ecosystem and then goes deep into "Docker security". Below is the brief description about the topics that are going to be covered w.r.t to Docker Security.