Kubernetes Hardening

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The challenge

Like so many teams who use Kubernetes, you’re not confident that your infrastructure is secure against cyberthreats. Unsure of the safest configurations for your clusters and workloads, you turn to the Center for Internet Security (CIS). With their carefully crafted Kubernetes benchmarks, you now have detailed checklists of configuration guidelines to rely on. 

But a checklist is only as effective as your team is precise; there’s plenty of room for human error. And what about your existing clusters? Thinking back to deployment, you recall prioritizing speed and performance over risk prevention. And who knows what modifications your team members have made? 

Your eyes have opened over time. You realize that managed Kubernetes in your public cloud environment is not just Kubernetes, but a myriad of cloud services like VPCs, VMs, load balancers, security groups, key management systems, container registries, and so much more.

You need to assess and harden all of this business-critical infrastructure that makes up your Kubernetes environment. But with the complexity of your systems, you hardly know where to begin.

The solution

In minutes, Mondoo can assess not just your current Kubernetes cluster, but the entire security posture of all the services and infrastructure that make up that cluster. Mondoo scans identify the most important actions to take for efficient and effective hardening. 

With out-of-the-box certified CIS profiles and security policies curated by the Mondoo threat research team, you can be confident that you’re covering all the bases. Scan your public cloud account, cluster nodes, workloads, and other resources for misconfigurations and CVEs. 

If you build your environments from code, you can also use Mondoo for static analysis of Kubernetes manifests and Terraform automation code. Mondoo grades each asset and suggests fixes. 

When you integrate Mondoo into your CI/CD pipeline, you continuously scan container images and registries. This makes it possible to eliminate vulnerabilities and misconfigurations before deployment.