Leveling up Tech Skills During Covid-19
by Kristen Hohman, Kim DeRose
| Monday, Jul 20, 2020
| Remote Work Training
The COVID-19 pandemic drove the world indoors. As quarantine kept people behind doors and mass layoffs and furloughs threatened the job stability of many, workers turned to learning new skills to keep their mind and resume sharp. From baking to becoming your own barber, people took adult learning to a whole new level. One popular area of improvement was in technology proficiency.
To learn more about who, why, and how people decided to improve their technology skills during the global pandemic, we surveyed more than 1,000 people from across the country.
BoxBoat's Perspective as a Rancher Platinum Partner
by Tim Hohman
| Thursday, May 21, 2020
| Rancher Kubernetes
We founded BoxBoat Technologies in 2016 to help enable organizations with container technologies and DevSecOps processes. Back then, there were many different container orchestration technologies. Rancher had Cattle, Docker had Swarm, and Kubernetes was starting to gain market adoption but was very difficult to actually work with.
As the industry coalesced around Kubernetes, its been great for enterprises because now there is a gold standard for container orchestration. The industry continues to mature, and we’ve seen our enterprise customers rapidly adopt cloud native technologies.
What is Zero Trust Security and how can it Protect your Organization?
by Tim Hohman
| Thursday, May 14, 2020
| Security Kubernetes
I allocate a fair amount of time tracking emerging software projects and watching which solutions/companies I think might successfully meet enterprise needs. Lately, based upon discussions with Boxboat’s engineers and customers, I’ve heard more about the promise of Zero Trust architectures.
What is Zero Trust Security? Zero Trust security is a rigorous approach to security focused on identifying roles to secure access, rather than a single perimeter. At BoxBoat, we believe Zero Trust should be an integral part of any digital transformation strategy as traditional security architectures seem unable to adequately address modern cyber attacks.
BoxBoat awarded GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) - IT Professional Services (DevSecOps, DevOps, Kubernetes, Cloud)
by Tim Hohman
| Monday, Apr 27, 2020
| Kubernetes DevSecOps
Bethesda, MD – Boxboat Technologies, LLC, a small business provider of IT products and services to government agencies, higher education, and commercial organizations, announces that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the company a new Multiple Award Schedule (Contract #47QTCA20D009F) to accelerate the sale of its DevSecOps services to this critical market.
BoxBoat has experience supporting federal agencies and public sector entities including the US Air Force, the US Navy, NIST, the Department of Energy, Colorado State University, and the State of California with application modernization, cloud migration, and DevSecOps projects but is eager to engage more deeply with government customers now that this contract vehicle is established.
Open Source CVE Scanner Round-Up: Clair vs Anchore vs Trivy
by David Widen
| Friday, Apr 24, 2020
| Docker Security
As packaging applications inside Docker images becomes ubiquitous, more organizations are investing in hardening their Docker images. After you’ve run your application code through static and dynamic analysis tools, organizations typically leverage a CVE image scanner installed in their Docker registry. This allows you to identify known CVEs before containers are deployed, reducing your risk profile.
There are many vendors that provide CVE scanning tools for Docker images. Unfortunately, they don’t all catch every single CVE.