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Implementation of open-source IDS (Snort) to secure docker container

Singh, Aniket (2021) Implementation of open-source IDS (Snort) to secure docker container. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Technology is moving towards cloud computing. Moreover, to achieve high performance fully functional trustworthy and reliable virtual environment container technology had created a huge dependency. Additionally, for rapid and well-organized large-scale deployment of any application or the services containers are core components nowadays. However, containers-based technology provides such kind of structural process which combines multiple resources for example CPU, memory, storage, disk etc., which than forms a complete independent container along with only required dependencies which makes it a lightweight container which is also considered as lightweight virtual environment also known as Docker containers. Tough, docker is having many of the security concerns and this encouraged me to do my research in such a way that, which can detect malicious activity outside containers to keep the containers reliable and vulnerability free. Hence, introduced signature based IDPS which is after implementation not only successfully able to generate real-time alert but also block unwanted traffic followed by efficient surveillance and protection against unauthorized remote access by abusing the REST-full (Representational State Transfer) API which means compromising the entire system, perhaps this is achieved by writing our own customized rule in .config file.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Docker containers; IDPS; Virtualization; cloud computing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Cloud computing
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 10:25
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 10:25

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