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Prevent Costly Mistakes that Expose Your Kubernetes Service

Nov 27, 2019 8:03:04 AM / by Adi Sapir posted in kubernetes, devops, alcide advisor, Kubernetes security, "load balancer"

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Publishing a Kubernetes Service

In Kubernetes, a Service is an abstract way to expose an application running on a set of Pods as a network service

With Kubernetes you don’t need to modify your application to use an unfamiliar service discovery mechanism. Kubernetes gives Pods their own IP addresses and a single DNS name for a set of Pods, and can load-balance across them.

This post will describe the different ways used to publish a Kubernetes service, the risks harbored and the methods that can be applied to mitigate those risks.

 

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Kubernetes Orphaned Resources

Nov 13, 2019 8:16:37 AM / by Guy Moyal posted in cloud security, kubernetes, devops, alcide advisor, Kubernetes security, Advisor

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The Kubernetes container-orchestration system provides a platform for automating deployments
and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts by defining resources as
manageable Objects. Some of these resources can be managed by other resources automatically
while others can be referenced through metadata fields within the object.

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Secret-Hunting in Kubernetes

Aug 6, 2019 10:19:28 AM / by Guest Writer: Theo Despoudis posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, alcide advisor

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Applications and workloads running on Kubernetes environment, just like any application, requires secrets to gain access to data stored in the database, 1st / 3rd party services or APIs.
Secrets, however, are only effective if they actually remain secret. When secrets leak, attackers will be able to gain access to sensitive data, services or APIs and can potentially put your entire environment and business at risk.

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How Kubernetes Empowers DevOps Culture

Jun 19, 2019 8:20:43 AM / by Guest Writer: Eric Bruno posted in devsecops, kubernetes, devops, alcide advisor

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Don’t Let Kubernetes Become a Black Box: Optimizing the K8s Experience

Jun 4, 2019 8:14:06 AM / by Guest Writer: Theo Despoudis posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, alcide advisor

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Everyone is talking about Kubernetes these days, and it’s no secret that Kubernetes has emerged as the leading container orchestration tool. There are a variety of reasons for that, ranging from Kubernetes’s open source, community-based development model to helpful technical features like pod security policies and automatic load balancing.

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Alcide Advisor: Continuous Kubernetes Security

May 15, 2019 7:54:00 AM / by Karine Regev posted in alcide advisor

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Top 5 Best Practices for Healthy Kubernetes 1.14 Environments

May 2, 2019 4:01:32 AM / by Guest Writer: Eric Bruno posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, alcide advisor

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If you work with Kubernetes, you’re probably already familiar with basic Kubernetes best practices guides and patterns. But the recent release of Kubernetes v1.14 has introduced some new features, which in turn necessitate new best practices. Most of them center on security and automation, which are top of the list for operations staff, management, and development alike. But there are some others that factor in as well.

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