Standards and compliance


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Standards and compliance

Docker Enterprise can be configured and used in accordance with various security and compliance laws, regulations, and standards. Use the guidance in this section to verify and validate your Docker EE deployment against applicable security controls and configuration baselines. The catalogs, frameworks, publications, and benchmarks are as follows:


Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Catalogs:

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 4 Frameworks:

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-37) Standards:

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Container-Specific Publications:

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-190 - Application Container Security Guide NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8176 - Security Assurance Requirements for Linux Application Container Deployments NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Bulletin October 2017 - NIST Guidance on Application Container Security Benchmarks:

CIS Docker Enterprise Benchmark (In Development) CIS Kubernetes Benchmark Docker maintains an open source repository where you can find a number of machine-readable compliance resources in addition to the source of this documentation. This repository also includes tools for automatically generating security documentation and auditing Docker Enterprise systems against the security controls. An experimental natural language processing (NLP) utility is also included, for proofreading security narratives.

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