Announcing CIS Benchmark for Docker 1.6

CIS has released its first security configuration benchmark for Docker 1.6, which makes more than 80 recommendations for configuring and operating Docker in production environments.

The benchmark is intended for system and application administrators, security specialists, auditors, help desk, and platform deployment personnel who plan to develop, deploy, assess, or secure solutions that incorporate Docker 1.6 or later technology. Our benchmark was created by consensus with representatives from Docker, VMware, Cognitive Scale, International Securities Exchange, Rakuten, and CIS.

Docker is a container technology with increasing popularity within DevOps circles, and it is known for its close association with the deployment of microservices and enabling development to work in close quarters with operations. If you’re running Docker in your environment, we encourage you to download the CIS Docker 1.6 Benchmark v1.0.0 and apply it to your environment.

As always, we welcome your feedback. You can either join the CIS Docker Community on CIS WorkBench to start discussions or submit tickets, or you can simply contact CIS via the support portal.