Security

Kubernetes: Securing API Access From the Outside Via Role-Based Access and Strong Authentication

Kubernetes: Securing API Access From the Outside Via Role-Based Access and Strong Authentication

This is the first of a series of three articles focusing on Kubernetes security: the outside attack, the inside attack, and dealing with resource consumption or noisy neighbors.

Rutrell Yasin
Rutrell Yasin
event February 21, 2019
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101 More Security Best Practices for Kubernetes

101 More Security Best Practices for Kubernetes

This article analyzes the recent CNCF article, '9 Kubernetes Security Best Practices Everyone Must Follow' and discusses how Rancher, RKE, and RancherOS satisfy these by default. I also discuss the Rancher Hardening Guide, which covers 101 more security changes that will secure your Kubernetes clusters.

Adrian Goins
Adrian Goins
event January 22, 2019
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Addressing the Kubernetes dashboard and external IP proxying vulnerabilities

This blog describes how Rancher and its managed kubernetes clusters can be affected by the recent announcement detailing the vulnerabilities of the proxying external IPs and dashboard.

Will Chan
Will Chan
event January 4, 2019
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The Story of the First Kubernetes Critical CVE

Darren Shepherd, Rancher co-founder and Chief Architect, describes the Kubernetes critical CVE issue he discovered, how it came to a resolution, and what it says about the Kubernetes open-source community.

event December 4, 2018
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Introduction to Container Security

In our introduction to container security, we discuss the issues surrounding this new technology and what you can do to address them. Read more at Rancher.

Jeffrey Poore
Jeffrey Poore
event October 1, 2018
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Metasploit: Rancher Server Docker Exploit

We would like to quickly explain and address the recent metasploit module, which was created to exploit Rancher servers and Docker hosts. This is not a security issue because it only works in the following two scenarios: 1. Your Rancher server does not have authentication enabled While Rancher does not require you to enable authentication, you should always enable it if you are deploying Rancher in an untrusted environment (e.

Will Chan
Will Chan
event October 9, 2017
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Container Security Tools Breakdown

Container security was initially a big obstacle to many organizations in adopting Docker. However, that has changed over the past year, as many open source projects, startups, cloud vendors, and even Docker itself have stepped up to the challenge by creating new solutions for hardening Docker environments. Today, there is a wide range of security tools that cater to every aspect of the container lifecycle. Docker security tools fall into these categories:

event August 1, 2017
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What App Developers Should Know About Kubernetes Networking

In the world of containers, Kubernetes has become the community standard for container orchestration and management. But there are some basic elements surrounding networking that need to be considered as applications are built to ensure that full multi-cloud capabilities can be leveraged. The Basics of Kubernetes Networking: Pods The basic unit of management inside Kubernetes is not a container—It is called a pod. A pod is simply one or more containers that are deployed as a unit.

event July 17, 2017
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Container Security Tools You Need to Know

Cyber security is no longer a luxury. If you need a reminder of that, just take a look at the seemingly endless number of stories appearing in the news lately about things like malware and security breaches. If you manage a Docker environment, and you want to help make sure your organization or users are not mentioned in the news stories that accompany the next big breach, you should know the tools available to you for helping to secure the Docker stack, and put them to work.

event June 29, 2017
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Why InfoSec Teams Should Embrace Containers

Each time a new software technology arrives on the scene, InfoSec teams can get a little anxious. And why shouldn’t they? Their job is to assess and mitigate risk – and new software introduces unknown variables that equate to additional risk for the enterprise. It’s a tough job to make judgments about new, evolving, and complex technologies; that these teams approach unknown, new technologies with skepticism should be appreciated. This article is an appeal to the InfoSec people of the world to be optimistic when it comes to containers, as containers come with some inherent security advantages: Immutability In a typical production environment, you have a number of things managing state on your servers.

event June 12, 2017
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