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Running Docker Containers Securely in Production

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 17, 2016

Hardening Docker containers in production involves a combination of techniques including making them immutable, minimizing the attack surface and applying both standard Linux hardening procedures as well as ones that are specific to a container environment.

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Amazon Announces AWS Shield for DDoS Protection

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 03, 2016

At the recent re:Invent 2016 event, Amazon announced a new service called AWS Shield, which provides customers with protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. This announcement comes just over a month after Amazon was impacted by a DDoS attack on a DNS provider that Amazon used, Dynamic Network Services (Dyn).

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Stormpath's Java SDK 1.0 Released

by Matt Raible Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

This week Stormpath released version 1.0 of their user management and authentication Java SDK. Stormpath generally provides APIs for implementing authentication, authorization and user management in web and mobile applications, including open source implementations, targeting a range of languages and frameworks.

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DevOps Survival in the Highly Regulated Financial Industry

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 31, 2016

Robert Scherrer, head of application engineering at SIX, on how the company leveraged DevOps principles and benefits in the highly regulated Swiss financial industry. Engaging with compliance auditors to collaboratively agree on solutions early before it's too costly to change and avoiding legacy internal directives (not actually required by external regulations) are the main takeaways.

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Microsoft Reaches New Milestone in Delivering Trusted Cloud Services

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 28, 2016

Microsoft recently announced an expansion of their Azure regions world-wide. The number of regions announced now sits at 30, with 22 being generally available (GA). The most recent wave, of Azure regions, focuses on trusted environments for government customers or regions with specific privacy needs.

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New Security Capabilities Available in Azure Operations Management Suite

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 13, 2016

On February 25th, 2016 Microsoft announced updates to their Operations Management Suite (OMS). The updates, in this particular iteration of the service, are focused on the security and audit portions of the suite and target the user experience, additional capabilities and features.

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Apple Defends Encryption with TV Interview, Files Counter Lawsuit

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 26, 2016

Apple has responded to questions raised about its stance with the FBI and CEO Tim Cook has appeared on live TV to defend Apple's stance. They have now filed a lawsuit to have the FBI's case dismissed. InfoQ updates you with the latest on the subject.

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Remotely Exploitable GlibC DNS Bug Discovered

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 17, 2016 1

A recently discovered buffer overflow in the DNS resolution of GLibC, which has been present since 2008, has the potential to be remotely exploitable and crash a significant number of Linux applications. InfoQ investigates.

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Secrets Management with Chef-Vault

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 31, 2016

Secret management is a difficult problem in a distributed and scalable environment. Chef-vault is a Chef tool built on top of encrypted data bags that eliminates the need to share the decryption key with all users and nodes of an infrastructure.

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Keeping Your Secrets Safe in a Distributed and Scalable Environment

by Rui Covelo Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 28, 2015

At the Velocity Conference in Amsterdam, Alex Shoof explained how to manage secrets in a scalable and distributed environment. Shoof proposed a system based on five fundamental principles for secret management.

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Container Manifests, Docker Labels, and the Implications on Security: A Q&A with Gareth Rushgrove

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 15, 2015

At DockerCon EU 2015, InfoQ sat down with Gareth Rushgrove, a senior software engineer at Puppet Labs, and explored the concepts behind his conference presentation “Shipping Manifests, Bill of Lading and Docker”. The range of topics discussed included the benefits of system package management (manifest) metadata, the use of Docker labels, and the implications on security and compliance audits.

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Google Cloud Security Scanner reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 05, 2015

On October 7, 2015 Google announced its App Engine security service, Google Cloud Security Scanner, has reached general availability. This past February, Google launched a beta version of this service.

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Introducing Amazon Inspector

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 29, 2015

At the recent Re:Invent conference, Amazon announced a new security assessment and compliance service. The service is called Amazon Inspector and is currently in preview.

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Docker Boosts Security on Containers

by Guillermo Beltri Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 19, 2015

Docker Inc. has announced a new set of security enhancements at DockerCon EU, celebrated in Barcelona on 16-17th/Nov. These enhancements includes hardware signing of container images, content auditing through image scanning and vulnerability detection and granular access control policies with user namespaces.

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Structure 2015 - State of the Cloud and Container Ecosystems

by Chris Swan Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 19, 2015

Rising from the ashes of GigaOm the tribal gathering of cloud elders that is Structure has returned, and got off to a strong start with Battery Ventures' Adrian Cockcroft presenting on the State of the Cloud and Container Ecosystems. Cockcroft paid particular attention to the impact of containers, which wasn’t even a major discussion topic at the last Structure conference in 2013.

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