Kubernetes Security Posture Management: Protecting Your Cluster and Workloads

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Bhavin and Ryan from Kubernetes Bytes about a topic that is becoming increasingly important for Kubernetes practitioners: Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM). KSPM helps protect your Kubernetes cluster and its components, such as nodes, networks, configurations, and workloads, from typical attack vectors.

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Kubernetes and Cloud Security Posture Management

As more than 50% of deployed Kubernetes clusters are running in the cloud, KSPM works best when combined with Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). During our conversation, we explored the Kubernetes shared security model and best practices for securing your Kubernetes workloads. We also discussed the importance of image signing, software bill of materials (SBOM), and Supply-Chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA) in maintaining a strong overall security posture.

Monitor your infrastructure for security misconfigurations and maps those checks automatically to top compliance frameworks.

Insights into Your Security Posture with cnspec

We also discussed cnspec, our open source security posture management tool. cnspec covers both KSPM and CSPM, helping users quickly gain insights into their security posture. The tool uses policy-as-code to define all the benchmarks, making it easy to use and customize.

cnspec is community-driven, meaning that users are encouraged to use the tool, ask questions, and contribute to its development and policies.


In conclusion, Kubernetes Security Posture Management is a critical aspect of ensuring the security of your Kubernetes cluster and workloads. Combining KSPM with Cloud Security Posture Management provides a comprehensive approach to protecting your cluster against typical attack vectors. Tools like cnspec make it easy for practitioners to quickly gain insights into their security posture and make informed decisions about their security strategy.

Full Podcast: Kubernetes Security Posture Management with Mondoo

To learn more about Kubernetes Security Posture Management and the tools and best practices that can help you secure your cluster, be sure to check out the full podcast. You can listen to the full episode on:

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to deepen your understanding of Kubernetes Security Posture Management and how you can secure your cluster. Listen or watch now!

Christoph Hartmann

Christoph Hartmann, co-founder and CTO at Mondoo, wants to make the world more secure. He’s long been a leader in security engineering and DevOps, creating widely adopted solutions like Dev-Sec.io and InSpec. For fun, he builds everything from custom operating systems to autonomous Lego Mindstorm robots.

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