Learn Kubernetes Security: Securely orchestrate, scale, and manage your microservices in Kubernetes deployments

Huang, Kaizhe, Jumde, Pranjal

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Kubernetes is an open source orchestration platform for managing containerized applications. Despite widespread adoption of the technology, DevOps engineers might be unaware of the pitfalls of containerized environments. With this comprehensive book, you'll learn how to use the different security integrations available on the Kubernetes platform to safeguard your deployments in a variety of scenarios.

Learn Kubernetes Security starts by taking you through the Kubernetes architecture and the networking model. You'll then learn about the Kubernetes threat model and get to grips with securing clusters. Throughout the book, you'll cover various security aspects such as authentication, authorization, image scanning, and resource monitoring. As you advance, you'll learn about securing cluster components (the kube-apiserver, CoreDNS, and kubelet) and pods (hardening image, security context, and PodSecurityPolicy). With the help of hands-on examples, you'll also learn how to use open source tools such as Anchore, Prometheus, OPA, and Falco to protect your deployments.

By the end of this Kubernetes book, you'll have gained a solid understanding of container security and be able to protect your clusters from cyberattacks and mitigate cybersecurity threats.


Kaizhe Huang is a security researcher at Sysdig, where he researches how to defend Kubernetes and containers from attacks ranging from web attacks to kernel attacks. Kaizhe is one of the maintainers of Falco, an incubation-level CNCF project, and the original author of multiple open source projects, such as kube-psp-advisor. Before joining Sysdig, as an employee at Stackrox, Kaizhe helped build a detection data pipeline, conducted security research, and innovated detection based on machine learning. Previously, as a senior security engineer at Oracle, he helped build security products: Database Vault, Database Privilege Analyzer, and Database Assessment Tool. Kaizhe holds an MS degree in information security from Carnegie Mellon University.

Pranjal Jumde

Pranjal Jumde is a senior security engineer at Brave Inc. In the security industry, he has worked on different aspects of security, such as browser security, OS/kernel security, DevSecOps, web application security, reverse engineering malware, security automation, and the development of security/privacy features. Before joining Brave, as an employee at Stackrox, Pranjal helped in the development of detection and enforcement features for the runtime detection platform. He has also worked at Apple and Adobe, where he worked on the development of features to harden various platforms. Pranjal holds an MS degree in information security from Carnegie Mellon University. He has also presented his research at different conferences, such as ACM CCS and BSides SF/Delhi.