Application Container Security Guide

Published: September 25, 2017


Murugiah P. Souppaya, John Morello, Karen A. Scarfone


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
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs


application, application container, application software packaging, container, container security, isolation, operating system virtualization, virtualization
Created September 25, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018