Containers are quickly becoming the de facto form of compute and workload deployments in the cloud-native ecosystem. The latest Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Cloud Native Survey shows that 96% of organizations are either actively using containers and Kubernetes or are evaluating them. Containers have well-known benefits such as portability, consistency and efficiency, but they aren’t without security concerns.
Container security is a complex activity that, much like broader cybersecurity, requires a combination of people, processes and technology, with the first being the most critical. Organizations looking to shift to widespread container use should be upskilling existing staff as well as bringing in others with the necessary skill sets to ensure a secure cloud-native operating model, of which containers are a key component.