The NSA’s new hardening guide for Kubernetes tells us a strong defense-in-depth approach is the best way to minimize security risk and reduce the blast radius of a potential breach. The guide goes on to describe the security challenges associated with setting up and securing a Kubernetes cluster, including strategies for avoiding misconfigurations and implementing recommended hardening measures and mitigations during deployment.
To help our community better understand the context around these NSA recommendations—including how Fairwinds Insights, our platform for Kubernetes governance, can help, we’ve published a guide to complying with many of the NSA’s most important guidelines.
This white paper offers practical tips on how to address:
Network separation and hardening
Authentication and authorization
Audit logging and threat detection
Upgrading and application security practices
Anyone looking to optimize the NSA’s recent hardening recommendations will find this paper to be deeply informative and an excellent guideline for how to achieve these goals with real, actionable measures.