Best Practice Report

Best Practices: Kubernetes Security

Coordinate Across Identity, Network, And Container Security To Protect K8s

June 14th, 2023
With contributors:
Amy DeMartine , Devin Dickerson , Janet Worthington , Danielle Chittem , Ian McPherson


Kubernetes is a complex and abstract set of APIs to orchestrate containerized applications at scale, one that poses new challenges for security teams. Yet the cloud-native ecosystem has provided a space for collaboration among open source project maintainers, vendors, and users, who, together, are transforming Kubernetes’ open-by-default architecture into a flexible way to build modern security for containerized applications with a Zero Trust approach. Use this report to understand the breadth of Kubernetes’ mandatory security requirements and discover best practices to protect their Kubernetes environments.

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