Business moves fast these days, and developers have to maintain velocity to meet the needs of their organization. That means shorter delivery cycles, quickly adapting and responding to new requirements and working with more agility. Development teams like yours are likely using a containerization platform like Kubernetes to respond to these needs. But even though your teams are being asked to move faster than ever before, you must still consider security needs when developing cloud-native applications.
After all, 53% of respondents to the annual Red Hat security survey had detected a misconfiguration in Kubernetes in the last twelve months, and 55% had delayed or slowed down application deployments due to a security concern.3 As a developer manager, you’re often the bridge between your team of developers and security, and you have to meet the needs of both teams. Your developers need tools that enable operational efficiency so they can deliver on schedule, while security needs to ensure that any application built in a containerized environment like Kubernetes is secure and isn’t accidentally introducing security risks.
In this eBook, we will cover the vulnerabilities within a containerized environment like Kubernetes, followed by a list of best practices for developers to follow.