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Application Container Security Guide

Published

Author(s)

Murugiah P. Souppaya, John Morello, Karen Scarfone

Abstract

Application container technologies, also known as containers, are a form of operating system virtualization combined with application software packaging. Containers provide a portable, reusable, and automatable way to package and run applications. This publication explains the potential security concerns associated with the use of containers and provides recommendations for addressing these concerns.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-190
Report Number
800-190

Keywords

application, application container, application software packaging, container, container security, isolation, operating system virtualization, virtualization
Created September 25, 2017, Updated June 9, 2020