Developers and DevOps teams have embraced the use of containers for application development and deployment. They offer a lightweight and scalable solution to package software applications. The popularity of containerization is due to its apparent benefits, but it has also created a new attack surface for cybercriminals, which must be protected against.
Industry-leading statistics demonstrate the wide adoption of this technology. For example, a 2020 study from Forrester mentioned, “container security spending is set to reach $1.3 billion by 2024”. In another report, Gartner stated, “by 2025, over 85% of organizations worldwide will be running containerized applications in production, a significant increase from less than 35% in 2019”.