FITE Club - Chris Swan (Cohesive Networks) - Docker Image Security

FITE Club - Chris Swan (Cohesive Networks) - Docker Image Security

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8 Canada Square

Canary Wharf


E14 5HQ

United Kingdom

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Docker Image Security


Docker makes it easy to build and ship software, so how do you make sure you're building on secure foundations and shipping without known vulnerabilities? Research has shown that many DockerHub images carry vulnerable software; how much of a problem is this for your usage pattern? It’s also possible to build your own images ‘FROM scratch’, what are the pros and cons of doing that? The Docker security benchmark contains recommendations on image contents (amongst many other sensible suggestions), how easy is it to comply with?


Chris Swan is CTO at Cohesive Networks, a cloud networking company founded in 2006 that he joined in early 2013. He has spent much of his career in financial services as a CTO at UBS and CapitalSCF, and in various R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse. Prior to that Chris was a Combat Systems Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy.

Chris is a cloud editor for InfoQ. He has been an independent mentor in the London FinTech Innovation Lab since its founding, and is also an advisor to a number of London based tech and fintech startups.

Event details:
This event is being hosted by Patrick O'Dwyer at HSBC.

Agenda as usual:
18:30 Registration
18:45 Introductions
19:00 Presentation
19:45 Q&A
20:00 Adjourn to a nearby pub