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Pod Security Policy

Oct 24, 2019 10:53:44 AM / by Adi Sapir posted in kubernetes, network security, pod, Kubernetes security


What is Pod Security Policy?

The Pod Security Policy, sometimes called PSP in short, is a Kubernetes resource that allows the enforcement of policy rules during the creation phase of a Pod.
When a PodSecurityPolicy resource is created, it does nothing. In order to use it, the requesting user or target pod’s service account must be authorized to use the policy, by allowing the use verb on the policy.

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Kubernetes Network Policies Best Practices

Oct 6, 2019 9:19:53 AM / by Guest Writer: Twain Taylor posted in kubernetes, network security, firewall


While a lot of people are calling network policies the Kubernetes equivalent of a firewall, they probably wouldn’t be called network policies if that were really the case. Although network policies are comparable to security features like firewalls, they mostly pertain to rules, and therefore a more accurate comparison would be with “firewall rules” or security groups in the Cloud that are used to manage permissions.

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