Containerization has resulted in many businesses and organizations developing and deploying applications differently. A recent report by Gartner indicated that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations would be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 30% in 2020. However, while containers come with many benefits, they certainly remain a source of cyberattack exposure if not appropriately secured.
Previously, cybersecurity meant safeguarding a single “perimeter.” By introducing new layers of complexity, containers have rendered this concept outdated. Containerized environments have many more abstraction levels, which necessitates using specific tools to interpret, monitor, and protect these new applications.