NISTIR 8176 Security Assurance Requirements for Linux Application Container: FINAL October 2017

NISTIR 8176 FINAL 12 Oct 2017 Application Containers are slowly finding adoption in enterprise IT infrastructures. Security guidelines and countermeasures have been proposed to address security concerns associated with the deployment of application container platforms. To assess the effectiveness of the security solutions implemented based on these recommendations, it is necessary to analyze those solutions and outline the security assurance requirements they must satisfy to meet their intended objectives. This is the contribution of this document. The focus is on application containers on a Linux platform. Includes a list of applicable NIST, UFC, and MIL-HDBK cybersecurity publications for consideration. Why buy a book you can download for free? First you gotta find a good clean (legible) copy and make sure it’s the latest version (not always easy). Some documents found on the web are missing some pages or the image quality is so poor, they are difficult to read. We look over each document carefully and replace poor quality images by going back to the original source document. We proof each document to make sure it’s all there – including all changes. If you find a good copy, you could print it using a network printer you share with 100 other people (typically its either out of paper or toner). If it’s just a 10-page document, no problem, but if it’s 250-pages, you will need to punch 3 holes in all those pages and put it in a 3-ring binder. Takes at least an hour. It’s much more cost-effective to just order the latest version from This book is published by 4th Watch Books and includes copyright material. We publish compact, tightly-bound, full-size books (8 ½ by 11 inches), with glossy covers. 4th Watch Books is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). If you like the service we provide, please leave positive review on For more titles published by 4th Watch Books, please visit: NISTIR 8089 An Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Performance Testbed UFC 1-200-02 High-Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements NIST SP 800-12 An Introduction to Information Security NIST SP 800-18 Developing Security Plans for Federal Information Systems NIST SP 800-31 Intrusion Detection Systems NIST SP 800-34 Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems NIST SP 800-35 Guide to Information Technology Security Services NIST SP 800-39 Managing Information Security Risk NIST SP 800-40 Guide to Enterprise Patch Management Technologies NIST SP 800-41 Guidelines on Firewalls and Firewall Policy NIST SP 800-44 Guidelines on Securing Public Web Servers NIST SP 800-47 Security Guide for Interconnecting Information Technology Systems NIST SP 800-48 Guide to Securing Legacy IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks NIST SP 800-53A Assessing Security and Privacy Controls NIST SP 800-61 Computer Security Incident Handling Guide NIST SP 800-77 Guide to IPsec VPNs NIST SP 800-83 Guide to Malware Incident Prevention and Handling for Desktops and Laptops NIST SP 800-92 Guide to Computer Security Log Management NIST SP 800-94 Guide to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) NIST SP 800-97 Establishing Wireless Robust Security Networks: A Guide to IEEE 802.11i NIST SP 800-137 Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) NIST SP 800-160 Systems Security Engineering NIST SP 800-171 Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems NIST SP 1800-7 Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities NISTIR 7628 Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity DoD Energy Manager's Handbook

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