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NIST Guidance on Application Container Security



Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Murugiah P. 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.
ITL Bulletin -


application container, container, container registry, container security, virtualization
Created October 25, 2017, Updated January 27, 2020