Guide to Kubernetes Policy Management & Security

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Myth: Kubernetes is secure by default.

Reality: Kubernetes provides few built-in security tools, but still requires organizations to take additional steps to properly configure and secure workloads, cluster, and networks. 

Hardly a week goes by without news of a security breach. A 2022 survey reported that 93% of respondents experienced one or more security incidents in their Kubernetes environments in the 12 months with one-third attributing revenue or customer loss to the incidents.

These mounting Kubernetes security concerns led the NSA to issue detailed guidance and requirements for hardening Kubernetes clusters this year.

Without automated, scalable policy management in place, businesses risk falling victim to new threats while losing the trust and business from their customers.

This guide offers actionable advice to automate and embed security into the core of your Kubernetes build and deployment processes to secure your Kubernetes-based workloads no matter the size of your cluster(s) or your infrastructure (on-premises, public cloud, or managed service).

In this free guide, you will learn:

  • What is policy management
  • How to use policies to mitigate supply chain risks, malicious threat actors, and insider threats
  • Pros & cons of available open source security tools
  • Best practices for successfully implementing policy management at scale
  • Tips to get started