Sophia Parafina

Securing the AtSea App with Docker Secrets

Passing application configuration information as environmental variables was once considered best practice in 12 factor applications. However, this practice can expose information in logs, can be difficult to track how and when information is exposed, third party applications can access this information. Instead of environmental variables, Docker implements secrets to manage configuration and confidential information. Secrets are a way to keep information such as passwords and credentials secure in a Docker CE or EE with swarm mode. Docker manages secrets and securely transmits it to only those nodes in the swarm that need access to it. Secrets are encrypted during transit and at rest in a Docker swarm. A secret is only accessible to those services which have been granted explicit access to it, and only while those service tasks are running. The AtSea Shop is an example storefront application that can be deployed Continue reading…

Riyaz Faizullabhoy

Docker for AWS and Azure: Secure By Default Container Platform

Docker for AWS and Docker for Azure are much more than a simple way to setup Docker in the cloud. In fact they provision by default an infrastructure with security in mind to give you a secure platform to build, ship and run Docker apps in the cloud. Available for free in Community Edition and as a subscription with support and integrated management in Enterprise Edition, Docker for AWS and Docker for Azure allow you to leverage pre-configured security features for your apps today – without having to be a cloud infrastructure expert. You don’t have to take our word for it – in February 2017, we engaged NCC Group, an independent security firm, to conduct a security assessment of Docker for AWS and Docker for Azure. Included in this assessment is Docker for AWS and Docker for Azure Community Edition and Continue reading…

David Lawrence

Docker Security at PyCon: Threat Modeling & State Machines

The Docker Security Team was out in force at PyCon 2017 in Portland, OR, giving two talks focussed on helping the Python Community to achieve better security. First up was David Lawrence and Ying Li with their “Introduction to Threat Modelling talk”. Threat Modelling is a structured process that aids an engineer in uncovering security vulnerabilities in an application design or implemented software. The great majority of software grows organically, gaining new features as some critical mass of users requests them. These features are often implemented without full consideration of how they may impact every facet of the system they are augmenting. Threat modelling aims to increase awareness of how a system operates, and in doing so, identify potential vulnerabilities. The process is broken up into three steps: data collection, analysis, and remediation. An effective way to run the process is Continue reading…

Betty Junod

Docker Federal Summit Recap and videos

On May 2nd, Docker returned to the Newseum to host the second annual Docker Federal Summit.  This one day event is designed to bring government agency developers, IT ops, program leaders and the ecosystem together to share and learn about the trends driving change in IT from containers, cloud and devops.  We expanded the agenda this year two tracks, with presentations from Docker, ecosystem partners, agency and community leaders to drive discussions, technology deep dives and hands on tutorials. View the general session replay here: General session table of content and slides 13:05 Iain Gray, SVP Customer Success discusses how Docker delivers a unique secure supply chain for all applications and infrastructure 33:35 Nathan McCauley, Director Security Engineering discusses the principles of least privilege design on which Docker is built 55:30 Modernize Traditional Apps to gain portability, security and efficiency without changing source Continue reading…

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Jenny Fong

Docker Enterprise Edition Brings New Life Back to Legacy Apps at Northern Trust

Many organizations understand the value of building modern 12-factor applications with microservices. However, 90+% of applications running today are still traditional, monolithic apps. That is also the case for Northern Trust – a 128-year old financial services company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. At DockerCon 2017, Rob Tanner, Division Manager for Enterprise Middleware at Northern Trust, shared how they are using Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) to modernize their traditional applications to make them faster, safer, and more performant. Bringing Agility and Security to Traditional Apps Founded in 1889, Northern Trust is a global leader in asset servicing, asset management, and banking for personal and institutional clients. Their clients expect best-of-breed services and experiences from Northern Trust and Rob’s team plays a large role in delivering that. While their development teams are focused on microservices apps for greenfield projects, Rob is responsible Continue reading…

Victor Coisne

DockerCon 2017: The Top Rated Sessions

After the general session videos from DockerCon Day 1 and Day 2 yesterday, we’re happy to share with you the video recordings of the top rated sessions by DockerCon attendees. All the slides will soon be published on our slideshare account and all the breakout session video recordings available on our DockerCon 2017 youtube playlist. Cilium: Network and Application Security with BPF and XDP by Thomas Graf Docker?!? But I am a Sysadmin by Mike Coleman Creating Effective Images by Abby Fuller Taking Docker from Local to Production at Intuit by JanJaap Lahpor and Harish Jayakumar Container Performance Analysis by Brendan Gregg Secure Substrate: Least Privilege Container Deployment by Diogo Mónica and Riyaz Faizullabhoy Escape from VMs with Image2Docker by Elton Stoneman and Jeff Nickoloff What Have Namespaces Done for You Lately? by Liz Rice Watch the top rated sessions from #dockercon cc @brendangregg @abbyfuller @lizrice @diogomonica   Click To Tweet

Victor Coisne

DockerCon 2017 Day 1 Highlights

What an incredible DockerCon 2017 we had last week. Big thank you to all of the 150+ confirmed speakers, 100+ sponsors and over 5,500 attendees for contributing to the success of these amazing 3 days in Austin. You’ll find below the videos and slides from general session day 1.All the slides will soon be published on our slideshare account and all the breakout session video recordings available on our DockerCon 2017 youtube playlist. Here’s what we covered during the day 1 general session: 17:00 Developer Workflow improvements and demo 37:00 Secure Orchestration and demo 59:00 Introducing LinuxKit: a toolkit for building secure, lean and portable linux subsystems 1:15 Introducing the Moby Project: a new open source project to advance the software containerization movement Development workflow Improvements Solomon’s keynote started by introducing new Docker features to improve the development workflows of Docker users: multi-stage builds and desktop-to-cloud integration. With multi-stage builds Continue reading…

Dee Kumar

WEBINAR Q&A: Modernize Traditional Applications with Docker Enterprise Edition

This week at DockerCon, we announced the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program to help enterprises make their existing legacy apps more secure, more efficient and portable to hybrid cloud infrastructure. This webinar covers the importance of “WHY NOW and HOW” to start modernizing traditional applications with Docker Enterprise Edition. Legacy applications often serve critical business needs and have to be maintained for a long time. The maintenance of these applications can become expensive and very time consuming. Some applications may have been written decades ago, grown to millions of lines of code  and the team that built and deployed the app may no longer be at your company. That can pose a challenge for app maintenance, security and support. Docker Enterprise Edition and the Image2Docker Tool presents a unique opportunity to modernize these apps into containers to make them portable, more secure and Continue reading…