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Docker, DevOps & Security in Enterprise 

Delivery: classroom // Duration: 3 days

Docker, Microservices, Kubernetes, DevOps, Continuous Integration/ Deployment/Delivery, Container – all of those terms heavily dominate modern application development teams and processes. This course will explain all of the mentioned terms and focus on the following main questions:

  • How strong and reliable are the isolation capabilities of Docker/Linux/OS containers?

  • How do containers affect typical application and network architectures?

  • Which changes are introduced by the CI/CD/Microservice paradigm into traditional development environments?

  • How does a typical CI/CD pipeline look?

  • How can ”security“ be integrated into these new development/architecture paradigms?

  • What additional attack surface and security challenges are introduced by the changed development landscape and additional tools?

All agenda topics will be supported by practical exercises and/or demos. At the end of the course, each attendee will have an automated environment where code changes can be deployed to staged hosting environments while being covered by various functional and/or security-related tests. The attendees will also know the concept behind the main buzzwords and tools described above and understand how they impact application architectures, development, and security posture.


Learning Objectives

IT Security Professionals who want to

  • Understand the technology behind the recent and common buzzwords listed above

  • Be able to evaluate the isolation capabilities of container solutions

  • Get ideas on how to integrate security into typical DevOps environments and continuous workflows

Software Architects and Developers who want to

  • Learn about potential security vulnerabilities in common practices and tools

  • Understand the concerns of the security people

  • Improve their development chain by adding automated security checks

  • Due to the large amount of tools and technologies, this training will not be able to cover security aspects of every single technology in detail. However, we’re happy to receive specific questions before the course begins to potentially prepare additional material and you will get an overview of how to approach unknown/new technologies from a security perspective


Target Audience

IT security professionals, software architects and developers.


Course Content

Day 1, DevOps Technology Basics:

  • What are DevOps & Microservices?

  • Competitors / Technology overview (Docker, rkt, LXC, Windows Containers)

  • Docker Ecosystem Overview (Docker Engine, containerd, runC, OCI)

  • Docker Management

  • Container & Images:

    • Tagging

    • Docker build process

    • Docker run process

    • Dockerfile

    • LayerFS

    • Volumes

  • Basic Networking

  • Docker Compose: File reference and structure

    • Docker Compose Services

  • Docker Machine

  • Docker Registries (Docker Registry, Nexus, Artifactory, et. al.)

  • Docker Swarm: Overlay & Advanced Networking

    • Application Stacks

    • Rolling Upgrades

  • Persistence Approaches

  • Monitoring + Logging

Day 2, Container Management & Security

  • Container Management Solutions Overview: Marathon/Mesos/DC/OS

    • Rancher/ Cattle / RancherOS

      • CoreOS

      • PhotonOS

      • Kubernetes

      • OpenShift

  • Kubernetes Architecture: Cluster Management Mechanisms

    • Network Plugin Infrastructure

    • Detailed Overview of Contrail/Calico/Canal/Flannel

    • OpenVSwitch

    • Weave

  • Security Analysis, Attack surface and known attacks for: OS Container in general

    • Docker & Docker Swarm

    • Kubernetes

  • Hardening (including attack surface reduction, secure management, access control) of: Linux Containers

    • Docker Swarm

    • Kubernetes

Day 3, Security Archtecture & Integration

  • Security and Sample Architecture of: Docker Swarm

    • Kubernetes

    • Supporting components (such as Registries and Distributed Configuration Management Systems)

  • Integration of Security into agile/DevOps development and deployment processes: Governance Secrets

    • Management

    • Container Vulnerability Management

    • Architecture Analysis

    • Continuous Integration/Deployment pipelines


Pre-requisite for Course Registration

The attendees should have basic knowledge of the Linux bash and a command line-based text editor (e.g. nano or vim), a system with WLAN and an SSH client (i.e. PuTTY) which is able to connect via SSH to systems in the Internet. For the exercises, we provide the needed infrastructure in a cloud environment which the attendees can connect to via SSH.


How to get to the ISH Campus?

Address: Südallee 1 85326 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 975 32275

By car - from the A92 / Munich

Leaving the motorway A92 you will find yourself at the "Zentralallee". When reaching the first bridge, turn right and leave the "Zentralallee" following the sign with direction "Cargo/FOC".  When reaching the second bridge turn right again following "FOC". Continue to follow the street  until the end - for approx. 1,5 km -  and turn left. On your right you will reach the “Luftpostleitstelle” where the ISH is located. 

By S-Bahn / airplane

Take the S-Bahn line S8 or S1 and drive to the “Besucherpark”. Exit the S-Bahn station towards the Flight Operations Center (FOC / Lufthansa) and at the bottom of the stairs, turn left and follow the road for approx. 1,5 km, leaving the "Frachtgebäude/Cargo" at your right hand side. At its end turn left and you will reach the "Luftpostleitstelle" where the ISH is located. 

Are events and trainings in English or in German?

Since we want to provide the best trainings and events for “Securing the Global future” we offer our programs in both English and German. You can tell which language the training or event is in by which flag icon is listed next to the title. A British flag for English or the German flag for Deutsch.

How can I book an open class or company training?

For our "CDC Handling" open class trainings please register via our online registration form. If you plan a company training please arrange a date with our training department, as we offer these trainings on demand.

Which hotels are in the area?

While there are a wide range of hotels around the airport we have personally stay at both the Hilton and Hotel Novotel, and find them to be very nice and accommodating.

Hilton Munich Airport

Address: Terminalstraße Mitte 20, 85356 München-Flughafen
Phone: +49 (0)89 97820

Hotel Novotel

Address: Nordallee 29, 85356 München

Phone: +49 (0)89 9705130