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Robert Brennan is Director of Open Source Software at Fairwinds.

5 minute read
| August 18, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Using the Policy Engine, Polaris, to Automate Fixes

In an earlier blog post, we showed you how to install the policy engine, Polaris, and audit your Kubernetes workloads using the Dashboard, an Admission Controller and the CLI... Read More
9 minute read
| August 11, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Use Polaris to Quickly Identify Kubernetes Security, Reliability and Efficiency Issues in Your Cluster

The Site Reliability Engineering team at Fairwinds has the unique experience of managing hundreds of Kubernetes clusters for a diverse set of companies, and they have found... Read More
9 minute read
| July 27, 2022

3 Kubernetes Guardrails Every Ops Team Needs

In a true DevOps environment, Ops and Dev share responsibility for the Kubernetes environment. Ops ensures the core platform runs smoothly, while Dev is responsible for... Read More
8 minute read
| July 12, 2022

Kubernetes Mutations with Polaris: How it Works

For the last three years, Polaris has allowed Kubernetes users to audit their clusters and Infrastructure-as-Code for best practices. It comes with over 20 built-in checks,... Read More
5 minute read
| June 15, 2022

NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guide: Upgrade and Application Security

Our NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guide series has looked at pod security, network access, authentication and authorization, audit logging and threat detection. In the final... Read More
5 minute read
| June 10, 2022

NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guide: Audit Logging and Threat Detection Overview

In our series on the NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guide, we’ve looked at pod security, network access and authentication and authorization. Today we look at the audit logging and... Read More
8 minute read
| May 5, 2022

NSA Hardening Guide: Locking Down Network Access with Fairwinds Insights

In our second blog covering the NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guidelines, we will discuss the myriad ways Fairwinds Insights—along with open source and cloud native... Read More
7 minute read
| April 29, 2022

NSA Hardening Guide: Three Ways Fairwinds Insights Can Root Out Poor Pod Security

The NSA has released a stringent set of guidelines for hardening your Kubernetes clusters. The 66-page document outlines a strong defense-in-depth approach to minimize the... Read More
1 minute read
| March 29, 2022

Polaris, Open Source Configuration Validation, Now in ValidKube

Fairwinds’ open source project, Polaris, helps users configuring workloads ensure Kubernetes best practices are followed. Contributing to the open source and Kubernetes... Read More
5 minute read
| February 23, 2022

Poor Kubernetes Configuration Can Impact the Security of Your Clusters in Surprising Ways

Misconfigurations in the world of Kubernetes happen all the time. And they are a big deal, as improper configuration affects important factors like container security,... Read More
5 minute read
| January 19, 2022

A Kubernetes Overview Says Proper Configuration is Key to Saving Money

In our recent white paper, 5 Ways to Optimize Your Kubernetes Ownership, we discuss the myriad benefits associated with a robust service ownership model. Aside from... Read More
3 minute read
| January 5, 2022

How Fairwinds Insights Can Help You Identify log4j Container Vulnerabilities

The zero-day vulnerability known as log4j has been described as one of the most serious security issues in recent years, allowing attackers to remotely execute code and gain... Read More