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Docker in Production: Lessons from the Trenches by Justin Cormack, Joe Johnston, Milos Gajdos, Antoni Batchelli, John Fiedler

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Chapter 7. Security

Security is always a difficult area. Striking the correct balance between paranoia and getting things into production, and getting a development team to think about security are the hallmarks of a good security professional.

Docker has always had a difficult relationship with security, as the model of doing usability first and then tagging security on later was always going to lead to criticism. In addition it does not have a single strong security model and response, instead it relies on many layers, some of which may not be there yet, or may not work for your application. The official security documentation is also very minimal, so users need more support.

This reflects the Linux security approach, there are lots of options ...

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