Chapter 8: Securing Kubernetes Pods

Even though a pod is the most fine-grained unit that serves as a placeholder to run microservices, securing Kubernetes pods is a vast topic as it should cover the entire DevOps flow: build, deployment, and runtime.

In this chapter, we choose to narrow our focus to the build and runtime stages. To secure Kubernetes pods in the build stage, we will talk about how to harden a container image and configure the security attributes of pods (or pod templates) to reduce the attack surface. Although some of the security attributes of workloads, such as AppArmor and SELinux labels, take effect in the runtime stage, security control has already been defined for the workload. To clarify matters further, we're trying ...

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