CoreOS is a Linux startup that has been making a name for itself by building out a clustered, scalable container operating system distribution. On the path toward building scale, CoreOS is also focusing on container security.

Matthew Garrett is well known in the Linux community for his work in helping to enable Secure Boot to work in Linux back in 2011, while he was working for Red Hat. With Secure Boot, hardware will only boot a trusted operating system. It's an idea that might soon come to the world of containers as well.

In a video interview with eSecurityPlanet , Garrett who is now the principal security engineer at CoreOS, discusses his efforts to bring a root of trust from bare metal all the way to the operating system level.

Watch the full video with Matthew Garrett below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eSecurityPlanet and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.