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Thursday, October 29 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Unraveling Docker Security: Lessons From a Production Cloud

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Whether you are integrating Docker containers into an existing cloud, or building out a multi-tenant cloud implementation using Docker, it can be a significant challenge to ensure proper security is in place. In this session, we will unravel various threads of security topics that all come together to provide properly configured security and isolation for Docker containers. Many of our findings are based on our experience in building and securing the IBM Container service based on Docker technology on top of an OpenStack IaaS. Topics include:
  • Usage and threat model
  • Implications of sharing the kernel with the host
  • How user namespaces provide isolation from the root user on host
  • Docker engine configuration for security and limitations for preventing forkbomb, filebomb, DOS
  • Security features and issues for Docker registry
  • Docker API and lack of multi-tenancy capabilities

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Salman Baset

Research Staff Member
Salman Baset is working as a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University. His recent work at IBM has been focused on Docker security and designing, building, and securing IBM Containers. Presently, he also... Read More →

Stefan Berger

Senior Technical Staff Member
Stefan Berger is a Senior Technical Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktowm Heights, NY. He works on cloud and virtualization security and application of Trusted Computing technologies to those. Stefan has contributed to various open source projects, including... Read More →
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Phil Estes

Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Container & Linux Strategy, IBM Cloud
Phil is a Distinguished Engineer in the office of the CTO for IBM Cloud, guiding IBM's strategy around containers and Linux. Phil is a founding maintainer of the CNCF containerd runtime project, and participates in the Open Container Initiative (OCI) as a member of the Technical Oversight... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm JST

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