DevSecOps, Container Security, DevOps, Linux Server Security by author Chris Binnie


Hello, my name is Chris Binnie and I'm a DevOps Security engineer who's also done a bit of writing.

For my day job I'm currently a DevSecOps consultant who deals with Container Security and CI/CD pipeline security using Puppet and Ansible for Configuration Management, Docker and rkt for containerisation and Kubernetes and OpenShift for orchestration.

On this site I've included twelve (some a little dated) full-length Linux articles which I've written. My newer magazine articles tend to be more related to Container Security and DevSecOps so check for links on the left-hand side and above if they're of interest. All the content on this site is free but please don't copy it without permission (get in touch).

Over the years I've written about many different subjects, my favourites on this site are probably the Postfix and NTP articles, which are all suitable for SysAdmins and DevOps engineers. One example of what's available elsewhere is a Linux Magazine article which I wrote about uploading data securely to Amazon's S3 Cloud storage called To The Clouds. One of my Admin Magazine articles from a while ago looks at ngrep and can be found here: Network Grep.

There's also another twelve free, much shorter articles from 2013 available here covering a wide range of topics on Techopedia, such as a piece about Mean Time Before Failure; all twelve articles can be found here.

You might also find me occassionally writing for Linux User and Developer magazine from 2018 onwards.

I've written three articles on the admin and performance of the powerful Postfix MTA.

I wrote about the heavyweight champion of containers here: Docker Security.

There's comprehensive articles about the excellent Monit and the flexible nload.