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This project is part of the liveProject series Secure Docker-Based API Services
basics of Ubuntu as host system • basic Ubuntu commands • basics of Git • basic debugging
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identifying potential security vulnerabilities • remediating security issues • hardening Docker instances running API services • testing instances for functionality and security
Sashank Dara
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER

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Take the next step in securing Zozo’s online store by securing the environments running the Docker services—the host machine, Docker daemon, and container—at run time, continuing to work with open-source e-commerce project Shopizer, and hardening the host and Docker instances using global best practices.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Sashank Dara

Sashank Dara received his PhD in cybersecurity from IIIT-Bangalore in the area of applied cryptography and threat intelligence. He’s an expert cybersecurity technologist with more than 17 years of experience in the field, including as a consultant advisor for Manipal Global Education Services’ cybersecurity programs and as a security technology and strategy advisor for security startups including Appknox, Haltdos, and SecurityJourney.com. He remains a trusted information security consultant and advisor for top companies in EdTech, IT/ITes, academia, and real estate. He’s the co-inventor of 5 U.S. patents (and 3 IETF drafts) in the areas of cloud, SDN, and NFV security, and he’s published more than a dozen research papers at IEEE, LNCS conferences in the areas of cloud security, privacy, cryptography, and threat intelligence. A prolific speaker at security conferences and invited talks, Dara is currently the CTO and co-founder of Seconize, an award-winning cybersecurity startup pioneering a cyber risk and compliance management SaaS product suite.


The liveProject is for DevSecOps engineers interested in learning to secure the environments running Docker services in an Ubuntu host system. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Ubuntu
  • Shopizer
  • Git
  • Basic debugging
  • Basic Ubuntu commands
  • Basics of Git

you will learn

In this liveProject, you will secure environments running Docker instances, identify potential security vulnerabilities, and prevent cyber attacks using open-source tools and global best practices.

  • Setting up the environment to run open-source e-commerce software in a Docker container
  • Identifying the security issues in Docker files and images using open source tools
  • Remediating security issues
  • Verifying remediation
  • Testing API services for functionality and security


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