Jump to content

Securing Kubernetes: Don’t Underestimate the Risk Posed by Misconfigurations


DZone

Recommended Posts

Deployed by more than 60% of organizations worldwide, Kubernetes (K8s) is the most widely adopted container-orchestration system in cloud computing. K8s clusters have emerged as the preferred solution for practitioners looking to orchestrate containerized applications effectively, so these clusters often contain various software, services, and resources, enabling users to deploy and scale applications with relative ease. 

To support a typical K8s environment operation, a cluster is often granted access to other environments such as artifact repositories, CI/CD environments, databases etc. Thus, K8s clusters can store customer data, financial records, intellectual property, access credentials, secrets, configurations, container images, infrastructure credentials, encryption keys, certificates, and network or service information. With so many clusters containing potentially valuable and lucrative data exposed to the internet, K8s provides a tempting target for threat actors. This risk escalates with the number of organizations that have misconfigurations that leave K8s clusters exposed and vulnerable to attacks. 

16420474.gif

View the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...