Kubernetes is hot in the DevOps space - mainly due to the open-source platform's portability and scalability. However, misconfigurations are the biggest risk for cloud environments—and Kubernetes is no exception. Learn how to secure Kubernetes clusters in this Container Journal tutorial.


Kubernetes is hot in the DevOps space and is now the third most wanted platform among developers.

The appeal of the platform largely stems from its portability and scalability. Kubernetes defines itself as “a portable, extensible, open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation.”

Container adoption has surged in recent years, with the “2019 Cloud Native Computing Foundation survey” reporting 84% of their respondents use some type of containerization in production. The same survey also found 78% of respondents use Kubernetes in production, making it a market leader.

With clear benefits and rising adoption, it is critical that the security of Kubernetes is well-understood by any developer implementing this service in their cloud environment. To help developers distill all the information available on this topic, here are some of the key steps for securing Kubernetes clusters.