Citation[edit | edit source]

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Application Container Security Guide (NIST Special Publication 800-190) (Sept. 2017) (full-text).

Overview[edit | edit source]

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.

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