Speaker Details

Eric Smalling


Eric is a 30+ year enterprise software developer, architect, and consultant with a focus on CI/CD, DevOps, and container-based solutions over the last decade. He is certified in Kubernetes (CKA and CKAD with CKS coming soon) and has been a Docker user since 2013. As a Senior Developer Advocate at Snyk, Eric helps developers implement proactive and scalable security practices with a focus on container and cloud-native technologies.

Container defaults are a hackers best friend

Just because you’ve containerized your application, it doesn’t mean hackers aren’t still exploiting it. Containers are not a silver bullet, you still have to harden against exploits. In this lightning talk I’ll show you how default settings in your cluster make life easier for bad actors and how some simple mitigation efforts can protect you from many types of attacks.