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Build and Deployment -> Build: Pinning of artifacts

Risk and Opportunity

Risk: Unauthorized manipulation of artifacts might be difficult to spot. For example, this may result in using images with malicious code. Also, intendend major changes, which are automatically used in an image used might break the functionality.
Opportunity: Pinning of artifacts ensure that changes are performed only when intended.

Additional Information

Dependencies: Defined build process

Implementation hints

Comments: The usage of pinning requires a good processes for patching. Therefore, choose this activity wisly.

Usefulness and Requirements of this Activity

Usefullness: Medium
Required knowledge: Low (one discipline)
Required time: Low
Required resources (systems): Low


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