Why Containers Are Sweet Targets for Ransomware Attacks

Episode 444 · April 4th, 2019 · 21 mins 55 secs

About this Episode

Ransomware and other attacks are becoming increasingly common, as black hats discover how cloud native and other newer platforms can serve as softish targets. With the recently revealed Docker runtime exploit as an example of what can go terribly wrong, the pressure is obviously on security providers to stay ahead of the game — but finding the right solution for this new world of computer protection can mean the difference between a thriving architecture, or in the worst case, a complete shutdown of an organization’s operations.

What to look for in the way of security solutions for cloud native, as well as serverless and more mature platforms was the main subject in this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast with Neil Carpenter, a solutions architect for Twistlock, hosted by Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack.