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Monday, February 13 • 10:45am - 11:15am
How Secure are your Docker Images?

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This presentation extracts few points from CIS Docker 1.12 benchmark which was co-authored by me. 

Ref:  https://benchmarks.cisecurity.org/downloads/show-single/index.cfm?file=docker12.100 

Abstract: The concept of containerization was in Linux from ages in the form of jails, zones, LXC etc. but it is since 2 years it gained tremendous recognition.  The credit goes to "Docker" which made the concept of containerization very useful and handy by adding many benefits to existing container technologies. Tech giants like Redhat, Google, IBM, VMware etc. are not only the biggest contributors to this most active open source project but also major users of it. The effect 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 a brief introduction to containers vs. virtualization technology, Docker ecosystem and then goes in-detailed into security of “Docker Images” explaining various security issues that can happen in each stage of Docker image life cycle and how each of them can be fixed. It also provides security benchmark to enterprises/personal users who want to maintain their own in-house registry and need a security compliance set for generating/consuming/maintaining images securely.

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Manideep Konakandla

Security Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
" Manideep K www.manideepk.comIs an Author, Security Researcher, Speaker and a J.N Tata Scholar. He is current Security Researcher + Masters student in Information Security @Carnegie Mellon University, USA and is currently researching on "Security of containers with focus on Docker". He also works as a research assistant @Cylab, Carnegie Mellon. He has authored a book at an age of 21 which made him one of... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am