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NIST Guidance on Application Container Security



Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Murugiah Souppaya, Karen Scarfone


This bulletin summarizes the information found in NIST SP 800-190, Application Container Security Guide and NISTIR 8176, Security Assurance Requirements for Linux Application Container Deployments. The bulletin offers an overview of application container technology and its most notable security challenges.
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application container, container, container registry, container security, virtualization


Chandramouli, R. , Souppaya, M. and Scarfone, K. (2017), NIST Guidance on Application Container Security, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created October 24, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021