In this liveProject, you’ve just started a new role as a release engineer for the enterprise finance company FinShare. FinShare wants to modernize its outdated technology stack with containerization and you’ve been tasked with building an automated container workflow for future production use. But there’s a big catch: FinShare operates under some major regulatory requirements and any breaches in security could be disastrous for the company’s reputation and bottom line. Your challenge is to make sure that FinShare’s Docker containers are built to be secure, robust, and compliant. To do this, you’ll implement your security team’s requirements, identify and fix governance issues, create signed and trusted container images, and optimize your container builds—all based on the specialist guidance of your expert colleagues.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.
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Pete is a platform engineer at HyprNZ and founder of Catosplace. He has many years of experience in building and operating containers. He has worked closely with security, governance and development teams to build secure, robust and verifiable containers across many business domains. Pete has spoken at DevOpsDays NZ and Container Camp, and he founded the Auckland Docker and Continuous Delivery Meetup. He has run Docker Birthday Hack Days and workshops in Auckland, New Zealand in his role as a Docker Community Leader.
This liveProject is for developers, SRE, or operational team members with experience creating Docker containers using Dockerfile. You will need a free DockerHub and GitHub account. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:
Fundamentals of Git and GitHub
Basics of make scripts
Basics of DockerHub
Intermediate Docker CLI knowledge
Intermediate Dockerfile command awareness
Intermediate Markdown/YAML file creation and manipulation
Basic Docker local filesystem mounting knowledge
Basic Docker run parameter passing techniques
Basic DockerHub push and pull capabilities
Basic Git push and pull capabilities
Basic make target creation
Experience creating Dockerfiles that build Docker Images
Experience running Docker containers requiring
you will learn
In this liveProject, you’ll learn fundamental development practices for building security into your Docker containers. These skills will ensure your containers are robust and compliant to best practices, and will give you a deeper understanding of software security principles in general.
Principle of Least Privilege and other security principles
Static analysis, dependency checking and resource signing
Custom-designed security and governance policies in automated builds pipelines
Optimization techniques such as multi-stage builds and scratch images
Inspect and extract container dependencies
Creating signed containers
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