Shifting left does not address the fact that deploying containers and migrating to cloud-native environments also necessitates the security team to“shift up” to focus on its new priority: protecting the application tier.
“The attacks are generally not on the containers themselves, but on the applications running in them. The developer is installing all the software pieces in the container, and, because of that, the applications themselves are running with less hardening.” says Amir Jerbi, CTO at Aqua Security.
As you move more containers into production, you’ll discover that running containers on virtual machines requires only a minimal or “Thin OS”, which makes securing the operating system on the host level easier. You no longer need to leverage many of the other capabilities that enterprise-grade Linux provides, such as RHEL. Instead, you’ll use a […]
Aqua Security has been actively participating in the open source community around Kubernetes security, including contributing significantly to the kube-bench project. We have followed that up with the release of the kube-hunter project, named for its ability to hunt for security weaknesses in Kubernetes clusters. Kube-hunter enables Kubernetes administrators, operators and security teams to identify weaknesses in their deployments and […]
Amir Jerbi, CTO and co-founder at Aqua Security: “Containers are a way for developers to easily package and deliver applications, and for operations to easily run them anywhere in seconds, with no installation or setup necessary. They enable this by embedding all the code needed in the container and using a process called a container engine to run the […]
The kube-hunter project augments the validation for Kubernetes deployments based on specifications developed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) that are already provided via Aqua Security’s kube-bench project. Aqua Security is hoping that other organizations will contribute additional penetration tests to the project.
Kubernetes has become the de facto container orchestration standard, with version 1.11 released last month. Now Google launched the first Kubernetes app store in the GCP Marketplace, with Aqua as the only container security solution there, making it easy to automatically deploy our solution as an add-on in your GKE cluster. Read about this and […]
“Companies are now shifting to adding more security controls into the development and deployment pipeline,” said Aqua Security’s CTO Amir Jerbi. “As you’re shipping the container into production, there should be automatic checks around the security gate that will evaluate that all the components are fine, and no one has modified anything.”