I’m thrilled to officially announce that Nathan McCauley and I are joining Docker to lead the Security Team.
Back in 2011, Nathan and I were fortunate enough to join Square just as it was picking up steam. Square disrupted traditional point-of-sale systems by allowing anyone to take credit-card payments on their phone. And with great, disruptive ideas came new and interesting security engineering challenges.
During our time at Square we built a wide range of different systems, from an general purpose cryptography infrastructure, a fully-fledged mutual-TLS micro-service architecture and a small end-to-end encrypted credit-card reader. All of these systems allow Square to move hundreds of millions of dollars per day. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved at Square but a new opportunity presented itself.
Docker is our new challenge. One of the main reasons why we are so excited to join Docker is the opportunity to work on transformative technology. We’ve built, managed and secured distributed systems at scale, and now with Docker we can take what we’ve learned and build security directly into the distributed application platform. We are looking forward to working with the Docker community and ecosystem to achieve this together so everyone benefits from a secure-by-default foundation.
Over the coming weeks, expect a series of blogposts with deep dives into infrastructure security, container security and overall best practices on securely managing your infrastructure. In the meantime, make sure you take a peek at the new namespaces and discovery proposal, or interact with us on IRC (#docker-security).
Diogo and Nathan