Best Practices for Kubernetes Containers

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The future of high-performance and secure cloud computing is in containers. Lightweight cloud containers are fast replacing resource-sucking virtual machines, and Kubernetes is fast becoming the de facto standard for container orchestration.

If you are using containers, however, you may be exposing users and applications to security threats or non-compliance penalties. Here, we’ll discuss how Kubernetes containers work and best practices for using them safely.

 

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Automation and Risk Management

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Compliance and risk management aren’t the same, but they are closely aligned with one another. Companies operating with IT and data-intensive technologies and industries must attend to the reality that risk of breach, damage, or data loss exists in their system and that they will almost always have to manage the balance between optimized business goals and security and compliance requirements. 

Risk management, however, can be a simpler and more streamlined process with the use of automated tools. Here, we’ll introduce how automation speaks to risk assessment and management. 

 

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SolarWinds and SUNBURST: The Technical Risks of State-Sponsored Terrorism

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The news cycle for anyone connected with cybersecurity has been dominated by information regarding the SolarWinds hack. This breach, starting with a single cloud and security provider, has now become a national emergency as more and more private institutions have become infected with potentially dangerous results.

As this situation unfolds, we wanted to touch base and provide background into the underlying methods and strategies used by the hackers. Following that, you can see how the attacks took place not just because of vulnerabilities in a system, but through an interconnected network of systems made vulnerable by one vendor. Finally, we provide some basic concepts to consider for your company’s security moving forward. 

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